It was only a matter of time before Tango Gameworks’ game appeared on the Xbox Series.
When Bethesda announced the game, they made it for PlayStation 5 and PC. Still, in the meantime, Microsoft acquired Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media, so it was obvious that timed exclusives for PlayStation 5 (like Deathloop was) were going to be a thing of the past. Bethesda also includes Tango Gameworks, who created what may have been one of the games of the year earlier this year (they made a big splash with Hi-Fi Rush), who wrote on the publisher’s website that console exclusivity will end here too, with an Xbox Series port of the game coming. As is standard practice for Redmond-owned studios, the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass with the new update, Spider’s Thread.
Here’s the overview of the update: “Whether you’re a returning ghost hunter raring for more content or a newcomer first stepping into a modern-day Tokyo besieged by paranormal events, we can’t wait to bring players this massive free update to Tango Gameworks’ supernatural open world action–adventure. On top of a new game mode, the “Spider’s Thread” update includes many additions to the main story campaign for Ghostwire: Tokyo. Here are some exciting inclusions you can expect in this free update. Take on a new challenge in “The Spider’s Thread,” a new mode separate from the main game and selectable from the main menu. Players must navigate a 30-stage gauntlet assembled from over 130 handcrafted levels with a straightforward goal: get to the end. It won’t be easy, but making your way through levels and clearing challenges will help you earn crucial upgrades to become stronger. But beware: if you’re defeated during a run, you’ll have to start back from the beginning. However, this time you’ll have a portion of your upgrades retained. Descend the Spider’s Thread, unlock more skills, level up, and conquer this game mode for skilled Ghostwire fans!
The Ghostwire: Tokyo “Spider’s Thread” update adds new locations to visit in the ghost-riddled streets of supernatural Tokyo, including the eerie Middle School area. There’s something ominous in session inside those classrooms. Still, for those who don’t like spooky games, the new “Reduced Horror Effects” setting will replace specific psychic effects with adorable SHIIBUYA HACHI stickers! In addition to new missions, the update features extended story cutscenes, granting players more character interaction and insight into the plot as they play through Akito and KK’s journey to stop the menacing Hannya. Players must face the evil, otherworldly Visitors seeping into Tokyo’s streets to prevent the worlds of the living and the supernatural from colliding. With the Ghostwire: Tokyo “Spider’s Thread” update, Akito’s arsenal of skills is bolstered with new combat skills like the Counter-Attack to follow up a successful block, Quick Dodging to evade enemy attacks, and the Charge Rush, an evolution of your Ethereal Weaving technique that allows you to augment your Palm Strike into an elementally charged melee strike! Players can also use new Tengu Wind and Spiritual Fountain talismans to drop a whirlwind to reach new heights or spring to replenish their Ether reserves when munitions run low. All these new tools in your toolbox will be helpful, as new threats have also emerged in Tokyo. Stay alert for malicious new Visitors prowling the alleys, such as the fast-moving Retribution, invisible Silent Gaze, or the high-flying Sanguine Dancer. With Akito’s unique skills and KK at your side, however, there’s no challenge you won’t overcome to save Akito’s family and all of Tokyo!
That’s not all the exciting content to unravel in the Ghostwire: Tokyo “Spider’s Thread” update! Capture a souvenir pic with an expanded Photo Mode feature, including stamps to overlay on your images. Use in-game Meika to unlock figures at capsule machines scattered throughout Tokyo to unlock game models you can even use in Photo Mode for supernatural selfies.”
Ghostwire: Tokyo will receive the Spider’s Thread update on PlayStation 5 and PC on April 12, and in the meantime, the Xbox Series and Xbox Game Pass will also receive the game.