Today, developer Tango Gameworks announced that Ghostwire: Tokyo is not making its planned 2021 release. The game has been delayed to early 2022, with no release date or window specified beyond that. 

Ghostwire: Tokyo Delayed to 2022

The move was announced in typical fashion by a statement on social media, such as this post on Twitter. This is a similar style of messaging we’ve all seen before for delays, several of which have happened throughout 2021.

As one may expect, the announcement cites the health of Tango Gameworks’ employees as well as the game itself, which should come as no surprise during this ongoing pandemic.

Especially considering Tango is Japanese-based, and a new state of emergency was recently declared in that country (re-reversing a notable decision to allow a live audience to this year’s Olympics in Tokyo).

Ghostwire: Tokyo has been in the works for quite a while, appearing alongside several other marquee PlayStation 5 titles in new-gen marketing materials. While there is an exclusivity window, Ghostwire: Tokyo is not a permanent PS5 exclusive.

Tango Gameworks is a studio under the Bethesda umbrella, which was purchased fully by Microsoft and bolted onto Xbox Game Studios. That acquisition won’t impact the deal with Ghostwire: Tokyo’s PS5 release as the contract existed well beforehand.

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