Hi-Fi Rush Gets One Final Update

So this is how it ends. Award-winning rhythm action game Hi-Fi Rush, played by more than 3 million players worldwide, gets one final update as developer Tango Gameworks shuts down.

The update, Update 9, are minor bug fixes, mostly fixing text bugs and issues related to the first stage and the first boss. Ironically the first stage and first boss are themed around Quality Assurance.

The update also fixes one particular PS5-specific bug.

And that’s it.

Well, there’s one more thing to look forward to, a Limited Run physical release of the game. At least the game can live on and be preserved should the game ever be delisted from digital stores- and it eventually will, the game used licensed music.

Tango Gameworks were part of the restructuring at Bethesda, now under Xbox/Microsoft. As part of that, two more studios, including Arkane Austin, was shut down, resulting in job loss.

The Japan-based developer, the only Japan-based developer Xbox had until the recent closure, were in the midst to pitch a sequel to Hi-Fi Rush.

Despite the closures, Xbox leadership promised that the platform holder/console maker still wants to support smaller, award-winning games, a statement that bewildered several developers at Tango, which delivered exactly that.

Hi-Fi Rush is out now on PS5, PC (Steam, Microsoft Store) and Xbox Series X|S. Check out our original review here, and our PS5 quick review here.

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