During the PS5’s game showcase, one of the surprise announcements was Arkan Studios’ Deathloop, and what’s even more surprising was, it was targeted to be released in holiday 2020 as a timed PS5 exclusive. Today, Arkane Lyon announced the Deathloop delayed news, and it’s a pretty understandable one.
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Over on the game’s official Twitter, the studio touched on how the current global COVID-19 pandemic has affected development, and contributed to the game’s delay to sometime in Q2 2021.
To the community, an update on DEATHLOOP: pic.twitter.com/XveoG6AgoT
— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) August 18, 2020
We’ve made the decision to move thelaunch date of Deathloop to Q2 2021/
Our ambition for Deathloop is to deliver a 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.
This is a bummer for sure, but that said, it’s better to wait than to have a bad game, right? You can check out gameplay footage of Deathloop to see how what kind of game it is.