Ghostwire: Tokyo might have met with a muted reception when it launched final 12 months, however that hasn’t stopped 6 million gamers from venturing out into the haunted streets of Shibuya to shoot some spooks with their finger-guns. That is in accordance with a current put up on the playGhostwire Twitter account, which on Friday launched a bit of particular celebratory paintings to commemorate the milestone:
6 MILLION PLAYERS have explored #GhostwireTokyo‘s spooky streets! That does not make these eerie alleyways any much less haunted, in fact…
Thanks once more to all our followers! pic.twitter.com/jEXuZtp61K
— Ghostwire: Tokyo (@playGhostwire) September 15, 2023
Ghostwire’s accepted standing as a stable 7/10 sport might need loads to do with the truth that it launched only a month after Elden Ring, but it surely nonetheless gained a loyal fanbase amongst gamers on PC and PS5. Nevertheless, that 6 million participant depend absolutely owes loads to its launch on Xbox Collection X/S this April, after its 12 months of Sony console exclusivity ended. The anniversary replace launched on the identical time included a hefty little bit of free DLC handed out to gamers throughout all platforms, but it surely was in all probability the truth that it was a Sport Move title from day one on Xbox that satisfied so many gamers to present it a go.
If this sudden bit of reports had you pondering that possibly there’d be a Ghostwire sequel within the works, you would be proper — and seeming affirmation got here from an sudden supply mere days later. Final night time a Microsoft doc outlining Bethesda’s deliberate launch schedule for the years 2020-24 was leaked online; among the many as-yet-unannounced titles on the roster had been Dishonored 3, DOOM Yr Zero, and — sure — a Ghostwire: Tokyo sequel pencilled in for a launch in 2024.
It is price noting, although, that the proposed follow-up does not actually have a title past “sequel”; and naturally, inside paperwork like this aren’t supposed as advertising supplies, and should not be taken as agency affirmation that each sport listed will actually be introduced sometime. Additionally, the entire checklist is clearly considerably out-of-date: it locations the unique Ghostwire as releasing in 2021, when as everyone knows it did not find yourself materialising till March 2022. Different now-released titles on the leaked docket are equally out of synch with actuality, suggesting that this would possibly nicely be a pre-pandemic best-case-scenario for Bethesda.
So if that Ghostwire sequel is certainly within the works — and it looks like there’s cause to hope that it’s, particularly given the primary sport’s wholesome participant depend — realistically we’re in all probability taking a look at a 2025-6 launch on the earliest. Nonetheless, it is arduous to disclaim that it has been per week of hopeful and thrilling information for Ghostwire: Tokyo followers; and because it was my private favorite sport of 2022, I very a lot depend myself among the many excited hopeful, even when I do all the time advocate taking leaks with a beneficiant pinch of salt.