Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop stands in the midst of an interesting period for the release after previous reports for Microsoft’s ambitions to fully acquire Bethesda parent company, Zenimax Media. Given the preconceived circumstance of the title’s timed-exclusivity to PlayStation systems initially, it was uncertain if that still applies when the competitor buys out all the property on one side of the game board.
In a later report, Microsoft clarifies that it will honor the agreement between Bethesda & Sony Interactive Entertainment. More specifically, Xbox head Phil Spencer comments that the deal will be fulfilled for both Deathloop and GhostWire: Toyko. However, there is additional precedence that needs to be addressed though.
That being Deathloop is releasing at a new date later this May rather than its initially framed holiday 2020 timeframe. However, that only applies to PlayStation 4/5 and PC. It wasn’t until the latest Deathloop trailer that Arkane Lyon addresses the duration for its updated agreement. You can watch the new Deathloop gameplay trailer in the video below:
Ending the video, subtext in the footage reads as such: “*Also available on PC. Not available on other consoles until at least 05/21/22.” So, in theory, the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and even Xbox One version for Deathloop will not arrive until a full year of the original release for the game at the very least.
Similarly, the same story is presumed to be told for GhostWire: Tokyo. Currently, the game only sits on a 2021 timeframe with no approximate release date. But, Sony Interactive Entertainment did disclose that the title will ship sometime in October 2021 as per a recent PlayStation 5 promotional video. You can read the full report by heading here.
What platform are you getting Deathloop on?
Deathloop arrives to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on May 5, 2021; listed for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.