Today Xbox Games Marketing VP at Microsoft Aaron Greenberg commented on the performance of Tango Gameworks' rhythm action game Hi-Fi Rush.
Greenberg took to Twitter to explain that the game was a "break out hit" for Microsoft in all key metrics, and the company couldn't be happier with what the developer delivered, as you can see below.
Hi-Fi RUSH was a break out hit for us and our players in all key measurements and expectations. We couldn’t be happier with what the team at Tango Gameworks delivered with this surprise release.
This comes among rumors and speculation alleging the game's underperformance, which Greenberg saw fit to debunk rather firmly.
Hi-Fi RUSH was revealed and immediately released during Microsoft's Developer Direct livestream back in January. This upbeat, whimsical title marked a rather radical departure from the themes that many expected from Tango Gameworks, which previously released horror games like The Evil Within, its sequel, and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
Yet, the new game received solid praise from critics (sitting at 89 average on OpenCritic and 87/89 depending on the platform on Metacritic). Our own Robert Scarpinito awarded it with a rather enthusiastic 8.5 out of 10 in our review, praising its charming, funny writing, the excellent marriage of rhythm and action, and great combat.
Hi-Fi Rush is currently available for PC and Xbox Series X|S, including Game Pass. Its developer, Tango Gameworks, was acquired by Microsoft within the deal for the purchase of Zenimax Media and Bethesda for $7.5 billion, announced in 2020 and finalized in March 2021.