Back at June’s PlayStation 5 reveal event, we were reintroduced to Arkane Studios‘ latest project, Deathloop. The mind-bending assassins duelling action game was originally due to come out in the last quarter of 2020. However, Arkane has now confirmed it has been delayed to 2021.
Shared on Twitter, the studio pointed to the work disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason 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.”
One of the big third-party games that was revealed at the PlayStation 5 event, Deathloop will be a timed console exclusive on both PS4 and PS5. The game tasks players with solving a time loop anomaly, and eliminating bad guys as stylishly as possible along the way.
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.
Deathloop will now arrive sometime in Spring 2021.