It looks like those next-gen launch window line-ups are getting even thinner with Arkane Studios confirming the release of its super stylish new title, Deathloop, will be pushed back to 2021. The studio cited the difficulties caused by working from home and COVID -19 as the root cause for the delay.
“As we’ve adjusted to work-from-home, we found that delivering this new and exciting experience, at the polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal,” developer, Arkane Lyon, said via a post on Twitter.
Deathloop, revealed as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5 at E3 2019, is a 1960s inspired FPS about two assassins caught in a game of cat and mouse across Blackreef Island, while stuck in a mysterious time-loop. Players will take control of Colt who must use supernatural abilities and weapons to outlast his rival Julianna and defeat the eight individuals causing the time-loop. In online modes, another player can take control of Julianna to create intense one-on-one pursuits, giving the game a cool Spy vs. Spy vibe.
Gameplay-wise Deathloop seems reminiscent of other Arkane games like Dishonored and Prey, with a mixture of gunplay and special abilities, but with the action cranked up even higher, and a killer soundtrack to boot.
Deathloop will now hit PS5 and PC sometime in 2021.