When is The Evil Within 3 coming out?

Tango Gameworks has revealed that Ghostwire Tokyo, exclusive to the PlayStation 5 console, was originally designed as The Evil Within 3. However, it changed direction during development, prompting the studio to pursue a new IP. This piece of information came through GameSpot, one of the publications that attended the recent hands-off preview event for the game.

When is The Evil Within 3 coming out?

It’s unclear whether Tango Gameworks, which is now a Microsoft studio after its Bethesda acquisition, will ever work on a third installment of The Evil Within. Despite being well received, The Evil Within 2 reportedly didn’t fare quite as well as its predecessor, at least not at retail. Released in 2017, the sequel’s physical launch sales were a quarter of the original in the UK alone, but it’s unclear whether this was offset by digital sales or not. No sales data has officially been made public, so we have no way of knowing how well The Evil Within 2 fared or whether Microsoft will be willing to allow another entry.

That said, Ghostwire Tokyo does share some of The Evil Within’s DNA, so you’ll have something to look forward to next month. Just don’t expect a traditional horror game.

“Ghostwire Tokyo is definitely not a horror game,” director Kenji Kimura told TheGamer. “We’re trying to make a game that’s creepy and mysterious and maybe the trailers made it feel like a horror thing, but it’s not. That’s not our intention, it’s definitely something creepy, but it’s almost on the verge of horror.”

Ghostwire Tokyo will be released on March 25 for PS5 and PC. Its timed exclusivity ends a year later.

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[Source: GameSpot, TheGamer]