Arkane Studios, the developers behind upcoming time-twisting shooter Deathloop, announced on Twitter today that the project has been pushed back for a release date of September 14 2021.
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Deathloop Has Been Delayed Until September
Dinga Bakaba and Sebastien Mitton, Deathloop’s Game Director and Art Director respectively, posted a video on the game’s official Twitter page announcing the delay, along with a written explanation reiterating the points made in the video.
Said Bakaba: “We’ve made the very hard decision to delay the launch of Deathloop to September 14, 2021. At Arkane we have a strong vision for Deathloop, and we don’t want to compromise on that. But we also need to do all we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the studio.”
Deathloop was originally scheduled for release on May 21 2021, to be available on PS5 and PC alike. However, it now seems to be the latest in a recurring trend of delayed game releases, largely owing to the difficulties of working under conditions the COVID-19 pandemic.
The game itself is a time-cycling shooter in which players take the role of an assassin stuck in a time loop, trying to find a way to kill eight separate targets with a range of weapons and powers. Before this, Arkane were responsible for similarly supernatural/sci-fi first person games like Dishonored and Prey, both of which also involved a more cerebral, considered approach to action. Of course, you can find out everything we know about Deathloop already here.