Originally set to release on May 21, developer Arkane Lyon has announced that the release date of their upcoming game Deathloop has been delayed to September 14, 2021. The game’s delay was decided to give more time for the game to be polished, and to ensure the health and safety of the developers amidst the pandemic.
Regarding the delay, Arkane Lyon released this statement:
“We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of DEATHLOOP to September 14, 2021.
We’re committed to quality and preserving our team’s ambitions for DEATHLOOP while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane. We’ll be using this extra time to accomplish our goal: create a fun, stylish, and mind-bending player experience.
We apologize for the extended wait and thank you all for your passion and excitement. It is the fuel that powers our creativity and our hard work. We can’t wait to show you more DEATHLOOP soon!”
— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) April 8, 2021
In case you’re unfamiliar, Deathloop is the latest upcoming game from Arkane, and lets players control Colt, an assassin stuck in a time loop.
The game is described by Bethesda as:
“In DEATHLOOP, two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious timeloop on the island of Blackreef, doomed to repeat the same day for eternity. As Colt, the only chance for escape is to end the cycle by assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. Learn from each cycle – try new paths, gather intel, and find new weapons and abilities. Do whatever it takes to break the loop.”
Deathloop releases for PS5 and PC on September 14, 2021. The game will be a PS5 console exclusive for one year.
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