Bethesda and Arkane Studios has delayed the upcoming time shooter Deathloop by almost three months. This news marks the second big delay for the game which was originally meant to release in 2020 during the holiday season.
Originally, Arkane Studios targeted a PS5 launch window for Deathloop but Arkane says the COVID-19 delays, with the increased difficulty in development, has forced them to push the game back from its 21 May release date, all the way until 14 September.
Deathloop is PS5 and PC exclusive at this current time. It will release on the PlayStation 5 for one year before coming to Xbox. This being despite the fact that Microsoft now owns the parent company Zenimax. This deal was originally made before the purchase was completed and Phil Spencer claims that both Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo (another PS5 exclusive) will still remain that way.
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The Deathloop delay on PS5 and PC also means that Xbox owners won’t be able to get their hands on the game until September 2022. Now we just hope that Ghostwire: Tokyo is still on track for its October release date. It will most likely fall prey to the countless delays we have already faced this year. Some of which include Harry Potter, Returnal, Biomutant, Back 4 Blood, Gotham Knights, Outriders, Humankind, New World, Riders Republic, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Far Cry 6, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, The Lord of the RIngs Gollum, and many more.
We recently covered why you should care about Deathloop and everything you can expect to see when the game releases. Check it out here.