On Twitter earlier today, developer Tango Gameworks announced upcoming PlayStation 5-exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo has been delayed. The game will now launch in early 2022 instead of October 2021.
According to Tango, it delayed the game to protect the health of its employees and to give them more time to finish development on the game. Here is the studio’s full statement:
We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of Ghostwire: Tokyo to early 2022.
We want to get the game in your hands as soon as possible so you can experience the unforgettable version of a haunted Tokyo that we’ve been hard at work building. At the same time, we’ve also focused on protecting the health of everyone at Tango. Our new release window will give us time to bring the world of Ghostwire to life as we’ve always envisioned it.
Thank you for being patient as we work to bring you an experience unlike anything else we’ve ever made. We can’t wait to show you more in the coming months.
Sony announced Ghostwire: Tokyo during E3 2019, when the game was announced as a timed console exclusive for the PlayStation 5. The game is also headed to PC.
Microsoft purchased Tango parent company ZeniMax in September 2020, which could mean the game will eventually launch on the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X once the exclusivity window closes. It’s a similar scenario with Deathloop, which will be on the PlayStation 5 for one year as a console exclusive before launching on other consoles.