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Deathloop Gets Pushed Launch Date Into 2021, Arkane Lyon Announces

Posted on August 19, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Just a little over two months ago, developer Akane Lyon unveiled the first, in-game look at Deathloop. During the PlayStation 5 showcase in June, the firm presented a glimpse at just what to expect from the coming, next-generation title slated for the end of this year. Howbeit, things look to be going elsewhere as the firm made an unfortunate announcement this week.

On Twitter, Arkane Lyon shared that Deathloop is taking more time than expected to ship this holiday season and the game is now said to arrive sometime the following year in 2021. In addition to the upsetting reveal, the firm has still yet to spare an approximate date for when fans could expect the title to arrive.

You can view the statement in full in the image below:

“The health and safety of everyone at Arkane Lyon remains our top priority,” the studio explains in the letterhead. “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-generation experience, is taking longer than normal.”

Arkane Lyon emphasizes that Deathloop will now be releasing sometime in Q221, The timeframe for that essentially slates for the summer ranging from May to August.

Also acknowledging the timed-exclusivity the game holds on consoles for PlayStation 5, it is presumed that timeframe will now be extended with Sony Interactive Entertainment has illustrated previously with another similar situation. In February, it was reported that Square Enix would readjust the agreement with the console firm for a full year as Final Fantasy VII Remake was pushed to April. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you fine with waiting a little bit longer for Deathloop?

Deathloop is shipping to PlayStation 5 & PC sometime in 2021; listed for Xbox Series X.

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