Ghostwire: Tokyo Is Available On Xbox Series And Xbox Game Pass [VIDEO]

And PC players can “enjoy” another new addition along the game’s Spider’s Thread content update…


Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo has been available on PlayStation 5 and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store) for over a year now, as Bethesda has honored its exclusivity period with Sony, with the game coming out on March 25, 2022. Currently, PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers can also find the game on the service (for who knows how long). That exclusivity period expired, and yesterday Microsoft, the owner of Bethesda (and its parent company ZeniMax Media), announced that the exclusivity period has expired so that you can find the game on Xbox Series. Still, if you’re a Game Pass subscriber, you can find the title by Tango Gameworks (who surprised us with Hi-Fi Rush earlier this year) there.

As we’ve previously summarised in detail what the Spider’s Thread update (which came free with Ghostwire: Tokyo on all three platforms) contains, we won’t repeat ourselves. A video of it came out, but that’s not what’s important. It’s worth returning to the PC version because someone at Bethesda (or Tango Gameworks…?) has lost their mind. After all, you don’t see this sort of thing much in the gaming industry.

The new update for Ghostwire: Tokyo on Steam has increased the game’s size by 268.43 MB (essentially, it’s quadrupled it…). What is its significance? It’s just that Denuvo has crept into the game. It wasn’t in the game at launch last year. So for this update, Tango Gameworks took the performance-reducing, machine-taxing, phone-home solution already used in Hi-Fi Rush (those who don’t have that problem rejoice, but the world doesn’t revolve around them) and put it in Ghostwire: Tokyo.

It is unacceptable. If the game didn’t have this protection before, why must it be added now? Microsoft should stop talking about preserving games (while digital games on Xbox consoles also have DRM, as they need an internet connection to work…?). On Steam, there are an unprecedented number of negative reviews on the game since the update…

Source: Gematsu, SteamDB

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