Arkane's Deathloop Delayed to 2021

Arkane's Deathloop Delayed to 2021

Right, that's me back to Dishonored, again.

Arkane's Deathloop is taking a little longer to reset the clock. Originally slated for a release in Holiday 2020, the game has been pushed back to Q2 2021.

The announcement was made through the official Deathloop Twitter account earlier today on August 18. All we knew about Deathloop's release date is that it was slated for later in 2020, and that it was meant to be a timed console exclusive for the PS5, while also releasing for the PC.

Deathloop's premise is wonderfully ambitious, which I'd expect nothing less from the developers behind Prey and Dishonored. You play as assassin Colt, stuck in a time loop on an island home to a vicious cult that also likes to party. Your objective is to take out all the high-ranking members of said cult, learning as you progress through each successive loop.

There's also the option of a second player as opposing assassin Blake. While Blake can be controlled by another player, hopping in and out between time loop resets, they can also be AI-controlled entirely. Both assassins are working against one another on the mysterious island, and Blake can cut a time loop short by killing Colt.

It all sounds fantastic, and I can't wait for Deathloop. That wait did just get a little harder though with the delay to Q2 2021, but maybe I'll just go throw myself into the Dishonored series for the hundredth time. If Deathloop is even half as ambitious and varied as Dishonored, I'll be happy.

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