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Dishonored 3: Everything We Know So Far

Dishonored is one of last generation's most underrated franchises, but it retains a fervent fanbase. With Microsoft buying Bethesda, there's a chance Arkane can return to the story of Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano, something we'd love to see - although the team is plenty busy already.

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Here's everything we know so far about a potential third mainline Dishonored game, although with Deathloop and Redfall still in development, it's looking unlikely we'll see it soon.

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While Arkane Lyon is working on the hotly anticipated PS5 and PC exclusive Deathloop, Arkane Austin has finally revealed what it's been working on - and it's not Dishonored.

Instead, the team's new game, Redfall, is a multiplayer adventure that sees a group of four players facing off against Vampires in the modern-day. Find out more here.

Release Date

There's a good chance this isn't even in development yet. Arkane Studios, the team that worked on the franchise up until now, have their hands full with PlayStation 5 and Windows exclusive Deathloop, due in 2021.

That means that even if a third Dishonored game is in development, it could be a long time before we see it. But the studio is currently hiring for an unannounced AAA game. Dishonored co-creator Harvey Smith is also working on a new game with Arkane, as revealed in an interview with Spanish site Vandal.

Platforms

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With Microsoft's recent acquisition of Bethesda, expect a third Dishonored game to launch on Xbox platforms as well as PC.

With the likes of Starfield launching exclusively on Xbox, we can't see a Dishonored 3 coming to PS5 - but who knows?

Protagonist and Powers

Back in 2017, lead designer Ricardo Bare said that the franchise is "resting", but the studio later clarified that there hadn't necessarily been a decision made to put the series on hold. Co-director Dinga Bakaba noted that the team would not choose to revisit existing characters, instead focusing on a new protagonist.

In Dishonored, players step into the shoes of Corvo Attano, and the sequel allowed the choice to play as either Corvo or his daughter, Emily Kaldwin. Death of the Outsider, a standalone expansion, let players play as Billie Lurk as she conspires with the assassin Daud to kill the god-like Outsider.

Each offers their own spin on traversal and combat powers, and we'd expect there to be some similarities going forward.

Here's what we want to see from the next game in the franchise.