Ghostwire: Tokyo will not launch on Xbox consoles until March 2023.
In a lengthy showcase for Ghostwire: Tokyo released last night, we got a look at protagonist Akito battling his way through the titular city. The trailer highlights combat, exploration, and more, but ends on what might prove a slightly sour note for Xbox Series X and Xbox One players planning to jump into the Japanese capital.
The final shot of the video confirms Ghostwire: Tokyo as a PS5 console exclusive. That in itself is no suprise – Bethesda’s exclusivity deals for both this game and Deathloop were the cause of significant discussion after Microsoft’s acquisition of parent company Zenimax last year.
An footnote, however, confirms that Ghostwire: Tokyo will also be available on PC, but will not be available on other consoles “until at least 03/25/23.” That means that it won’t make its way to Xbox platforms until on or after March 25 next year, a full 12 months after its PlayStation and PC release.
A year-long timed exclusivity period seems pretty standard for a case like this – Deathloop received a similar message, noting that it wouldn’t release on Xbox until 12 months after its PS5 and PC release in September 2021 – but it’s useful to get official confirmation.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is the second and last of Bethesda’s upcoming slate of games that will be launching on PS5, as Microsoft has repeatedly hinted that future titles – including Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 – will be Xbox console exclusives. That could mean that Ghostwire: Tokyo will be the last Bethesda game to ever make its way to PlayStation platforms, at least at launch, but we’ll have to wait and see for confirmation of that.
Check out our list of upcoming PS5 games for all the other titles heading to Sony’s console.