Bethesda and Arkane Studios’ much-fancied mix of first person shooter and Groundhog Day has been delayed until next summer.
If it weren’t for the coronavirus then Deathloop would’ve been out this Christmas, as arguably the most interesting PlayStation 5 exclusive so far confirmed.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus is still about though and so Bethesda and developer Arkane Studios, makers of Dishonored and Prey, have issued the almost inevitable delay announcement.
The game is now on schedule for release sometime in the second quarter of 2021, i.e. somewhere between April and June next year.
The game was only a timed exclusive for PlayStation 5, and will launch at the same time as PC. It’s never been confirmed how long the exclusivity will last, but one year is usual in these circumstances.
The deal with publisher Bethesda must’ve been part of a job lot as GhostWire: Tokyo, by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, is also a timed console exclusive on PlayStation 5 – although it doesn’t have a date more specific than next year.
Although it’s not exactly clear how the game works the basic premise behind Deathloop is that two assassins are stuck in a time loop at a secret military base and you can only escape if you manage to kill eight specific targets.
If you don’t then the day resets and you have to start again, albeit retaining the memories of your previous loop.
Although the game seems to be primarily single-player there is a multiple mode as well and it all looked very promising. So, err… roll on April to June 2021!
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