‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ release date could be in March based on an apparent PlayStation Store leak
It has been a while since developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks last released teasers for “Ghostwire: Tokyo.” Officially, the companies have only said the game will be released sometime this year. But an apparent leak on the PlayStation Store may have revealed exactly when it will launch.
The supposed leak was first spotted by MP1st, showing in a screenshot that the PS Store New Zealand listed a March 23 release date for “Ghostwire: Tokyo.” The information has, unsurprisingly, been taken down as of this writing. The page currently displays the note “Release date to be determined” in the area where the specific detail was previously found.
While the PS Store is a convincing source for such information, there is also a possibility that the said date could be just a placeholder. But a March 2022 release date for “Ghostwire: Tokyo” also appears plausible considering an earlier leak from known industry insider Tom Henderson.
In a YouTube video posted earlier this month, Henderson discussed a potential PlayStation event happening in February. The leaker also claimed that Bethesda is having a separate event for “Ghostwire: Tokyo” next week. Henderson suggests, based on Bethesda’s previous launch strategies, that these rumored events could be ramping up to the imminent release of the game. That makes the March 23 release date a likely occurrence.
“Ghostwire: Tokyo” is going to be one of the last Bethesda-published titles that will not be available on Xbox at launch after Microsoft completed its Zenimax acquisition last year. Like “Deathloop,” Tango's upcoming game is exclusive to PS5 for a limited time, which means Xbox players will be able to play it once Bethesda fulfills its contractual obligations with Sony. Both games are likely to be added to the Xbox Game Pass catalog.
Following the leaked release date, Henderson also reported that Tango Gameworks has “scaled back a bit on the horror aspect and leans more into action now.” But the insider said it is unclear for now how that would reflect in the actual “Ghostwire: Tokyo” gameplay.
In the game’s plot, the player’s character suddenly finds that almost everyone in Tokyo has disappeared as spirits called Visitors have overrun the city. Meanwhile, the “Ghostwire: Tokyo” main protagonist named Akito finds that he has gained several paranormal and psychic abilities that players can use to combat the enemies.