Arkane's Deathloop Is a Timed PS5 Console Exclusive [Update]

Arkane's Deathloop Is a Timed PS5 Console Exclusive [Update]

Live, die, repeat on PC and PS5.

Update [4:25 p.m. PT]: Geoff Keighley reports that he's heard Deathloop, along with fellow Bethesda game Ghostwire: Tokyo, are PS5 console exclusives "for a period of time." We've updated our hed accordingly.

Announced at last year's E3, the time-repeating Deathloop got a new gameplay trailer today and a release window. Arkane Studios' new looping shooter is coming this holiday season, exclusively to Playstation 5 and PC.

Confirmed by publisher Bethesda today, Deathloop will be coming to the next generation of consoles, but only to the PlayStation 5. No current-gen console or Xbox Series X version; at least, not for the time being. No word on if that will change somewhere down the line.

A first look at Deathloop's gameplay also premiered today, during Sony's Future of Gaming stream that debuted the PlayStation 5. Colt, the protagonist, is stuck on the island of Blackreef, whose citizens seem to revel in only two things: partying and killing Colt.

Lucky for Colt, he's got some powers reminiscent of Arkane's Dishonored games, including teleportation and some telekinetic moves. He's also got a rival, one Julianna Blake, and their relationship seems to be best described as antagonistic. According to the PlayStation blog, while Blake can be A.I.-controlled, other players can also hop in to take on the role of Blake and hunt players in their own loops, which seems like a fun way to frustrate some pals. (It is also optional, so no worries if multiplayer invasions aren't your thing.)

Deathloop was one of several big games revealed during Sony's stream today, including the Demon's Souls remake, Horizon Forbidden West (a sequel to Zero Dawn), and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which sees the young hero take up the mantle for his own game. It seems like Sony's locking in a big lineup for its first few years this generation, and getting Deathloop as a console exclusive just adds another to an impressive list.

Deathloop arrives on PlayStation 5 and PC this holiday 2020. For more on Arkane's history as a studio, check out the interesting tidbits gleaned from NoClip's recent documentary covering their work.

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