Arkane Deathloop Delayed Until Q2 2021
Arkane Studios recently announced via an update on Twitter that Deathloop has been delayed from its Holiday 2020 release into Q2 2021. The developer has cited work-from-home logistics as a result of COVID-19 requiring the team needing longer to achieve the “polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-generation experience.”
To the community, an update on DEATHLOOP: pic.twitter.com/XveoG6AgoT
— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) August 18, 2020
Get the full statement from Arkane Lyon below:
We’ve made the decision to move the launch date of Deathloop to Q2 2021.
Our ambition for Deathloop is to deliver a game signature Arkane game that takes you to never-before-seen places in a stylish new world.
At the same time, the health and safety of everyone at Arkane Lyon remains our top priority. 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.
This extra time will allow our team to bring Deathloop‘s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team.
While we know this is the right decision for Deathloop, we share your disappointment, and apologize for making you wait even longer.
Thank you for your support and excitement. Your positive feedback has helped fuel us as we continue to work from the confines of our homes. We can’t wait to share more details about Deathloop with you, so keep your eyes open for our next update, coming soon.
For those not up to speed with Arkane’s new IP, Deathloop is set on an island called Black Reef during a “time of madness.” It features two assassin protagonists named Colt and Juliana who are locked in an eternal struggle to assassinate targets within a set amount of time. After each day, the island’s clock resets and both assassins are forced to duel it out again.
Deathloop was re-revealed in June as part of Sony’s big PS5 games event, where it was also announced that the company had locked it as a console launch exclusive for PS5. This arrangement is likely to remain, but PS5 buyers this holiday will have one less game to play.
The game is due to launch on both PS5 and Xbox Series X.