Ghostwire: Tokyo Is Finally Coming To Xbox Consoles

And PS Plus Extra subscribers get it even earlier

Alex Rowe
4 min readMar 15, 2023
A city street in Ghostwire: Tokyo.
PC screenshot taken by the author.

I love Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tango Gameworks’ weird open world immersive sim first person “go to the icons and do missions” game. It was clearly inspired by about a half dozen other games across the action genre, and while it doesn’t quite pop as much as the big hits out there, it’s still very special and iconic in its own right.

It’s also a standout example of what ray tracing can do for a game. Even though it was published by Microsoft-owned Bethesda, an older business deal kept it exclusive to PS5 and PC for at least the first year. I had thought that once that deal expired on March 25th we’d immediately see it release on Xbox…and I was right, sort of.

This morning Microsoft announced via a hilariously short video that Ghostwire will hit Xbox consoles and the Game Pass service on April 12, several weeks after the old business deal expires. I’m guessing this is to help give it a separate marketing window away from the upcoming juggernaut that is the Resident Evil 4 remake — though the two games are nothing alike outside of both being horror action titles. Resident Evil is a precise linear shooting and kicking festival, where Ghostwire is a much more thoughtful and methodical exploration of an open world Tokyo rendered in…

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Alex Rowe

I write about gaming, tech, music, and their industries. I have a background in video production, and I used to review games for a computer magazine.