Arkane Lyon has confirmed that Deathloop has been delayed from its May launch date to September. The game will be released for PC and PS5.
Deathloop is a brand new first-person shooter from Arkane Lyon that focuses on a time-loop mechanic to offer greater replay value. The game was originally announced for the PC and PS5 as a timed console exclusive before the Bethesda acquisition was confirmed with Microsoft.
Deathloop devs took it to Twitter to share the news of the delay and apologized to fans promising that it will help improve the overall quality of the game.
“We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of DEATHLOOP to September 14, 2021. We’re committed to quality and preserving our team’s ambitions for DEATHLOOP while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane, ” said Game Director Dinga Bakaba, Art Director Sebastien Mitton and the Arkane Lyon team in a message on Twitter.
“We’ll be using this extra time to accomplish our goal: create a fun, stylish, and mind-bending player experience. We apologize for the extended wait and thank you all for your passion and excitement. It is the fuel that powers our creativity and our hard work. We can’t wait to show you more DEATHLOOP soon!”
Players who pre-order the game on the PlayStation Store can get the following bonus: Unique Weapon: Royal Protector Machete (PS5 Exclusive), Character Skin: “Storm Rider” Colt, and One Trinket (equippable buff). It is currently available for pre-order for $59.99.
Deathloop will release on September 14, 2021, for the PS5 and PC. The game is currently in development at Arkane Lyon and will be published by Bethesda Softworks.