Arkane Studios won’t release its ambitious new next-gen shooter this year as originally planned. Deathloop was shown off during the PS5 Future of Gaming reveal back in June. Players control either Colt or Julianna; two assassins stuck in a time loop on a mysterious island called Black Reef. The PS5 timed-exclusive needs more time according to Arkane Studios. The developer blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the delay stating it has caused major setbacks in development.
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[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#2FF574″ class=”” size=”21″] “As we’ve adjusted to work-from-home, we found that delivering this new and exciting experience, at the polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal.”[/perfectpullquote]
Users can expect to play Deathloop sometime after March 2021. Arkane’s delay has now pushed the game into Q2 2021. From what we have seen from the game so far, it looks great. The gameplay mixes the Dishonored-styled experience with a multiplayer aspect. One player controls Colt who wields supernatural powers as they take on a rival assassin named Julianna. The game features both an offline and online mode.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#2FF574″ class=”” size=”21″]“This extra time will allow our team to bring Deathloop’s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team. While we know this is the right decision for Deathloop, we share your disappointment, and apologize for making you wait even longer.”[/perfectpullquote]
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— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) August 18, 2020