Developers Confirm Ghostrunner 2 Is In the Works


Cyberpunk 2077 may have stolen the headlines as one of the most highly anticipated cyberpunk games to ever release, but it wasn't the only notable cyberpunk game to come out in 2020.

Ghostrunner was one of the biggest surprise hits to come out in 2020.

One of the few that flew under the radar but received stellar reviews, as well as moderate commercial success, was One More Level and 505 Games' first-person all-action cyberpunk title, Ghostrunner.

Released first in October 2020, Ghostrunner went on to sell more than 600,000 copies by May 2021. Apparently, the reception was good enough that the developers just announced they are working on a sequel for next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series S/X and PlayStation 5, as well as the PC.

What is Ghostrunner?

Personally, we think that the best way to describe Ghostrunner is "Mirror's Edge but with a better combat system."

Ghostrunner put players in the shoes of Jack the Ghostrunner, who'll have to dash, jump, wall-run, and grapple his way through dangerous environments. All the while, players must pay attention to enemies that can kill Jack with just one hit. Jack also has a unique ability to slow time down. Players will be able to unlock new upgrades and abilities as they progress throughout the story of Ghostrunner.

Ghostrunner was first announced at Gamescom 2019. Later on, a demo was made available on May 2020, a little over six months before the game's release date. Ghostrunner was released first on the PC, as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 27, 2020. Later on, a Nintendo Switch version was launched on November 10, 2020. A next-gen version of Ghostrunner has since been confirmed to come sometime in 2021.

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Perhaps due to the combination of being an indie title and releasing around the same time as Cyberpunk 2077, Ghostrunner received very little attention. However, critics seemed to love what it had to offer. Audiences likened the game to other hit indie titles like Superhot and Mirror's Edge, while some pointed out that it had similarities to Titanfall and Dishonored.

When Is the Ghostrunner 2 Release Date?

Ghostrunner 2 doesn't have a release date at the moment. What is confirmed is that it will be available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC. However, it remains uncertain if it will be a next-gen-only title.

Is There a Ghostrunner 2 Trailer Available?

Unfortunately, there is no Ghostrunner 2 trailer available as of the moment. But, considering the short gap between the announcement of Ghostrunner at Gamescom 2019 and the actual release, there's reason to believe that the studio will release a trailer for Ghostrunner 2 later this year.

It's worth noting that there are multiple games showcase events slated for the next months. There's E3 2021, Steam Next Fest, Gamescom 2021, and EA Play Live 2021, among others.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.