Arkane Studios Discuss Inspiration Behind Deathloop's Blackreef Island

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Deathloop first arrived last month and since then, we've learned a few details about Arkane Studios' latest hit. Discussing this via Twitter, they've offered fresh details about the game's inspirations, including the setting.

As spotted on Deathloop's official Twitter, Arkane revealed that Blackreef Island - the game's central location - was inspired by Edinburgh, Scotland. Stating how the "dark shades of stone facades made from the rock present on the island.”


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Arkane Studios Discuss Deathloop's Blackreef Island Inspiration

Adding to this, Arkane confirmed they took inspiration from the Faroe Islands too, giving it that "isolated village feel.” Alongside this, Deathloop level designer Julien Eveillé revealed last month there's still one thing players have yet to discover in the game.


Eveillé's offered a few hints to potential secret finders, calling it “on the nose" and "a consequence of an action carried out earlier in the game," but presently, no one's worked it out. Do you have any guess what it is? Deathloop's now available on PS5 and PC platforms. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.