After a long wait from Bethesda with Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop being announced back at E3 2019, the developer officially has went on to ship units for the game in September this past fall. But, that is not all for the game. As many are aware, Bethesda titles are now a property of Microsoft thanks to the firm’s $7 billion acquisition meaning its inevitable before the game comes to more platforms.
Regarding when that might be is to reflect on its original release. Since September 14th was when it shipped for PlayStation 5, it is suggested that will be the same window for the Xbox version later this autumn. But, what about currently for the Sony console? What is coming now for this version of the game?
Well, Arkane Lyon has released a new update for the game which introduces a new Photo Mode to the game alongside a slew of accessibility features for the game also. You can watch the update trailer in the video below:
“One of our biggest challenges was to adapt Photo Mode for a first-person shooter where your character isn’t displayed apart from the hands and weapons. We wanted to offer the best possible experience for this mode and took the time to playtest it thoroughly and even asked for insight from players who are experts in using different Photo Modes in games,” Deathloop Producer Jeremy Leulier says in the blog post.
“We took so much pleasure testing Photo Mode that we added a lot of relevant options for the player to make it even more fun and funnier to use.” Arkane Lyon Studio Head Dinga Akaba adds, “Each time we release a game, Photo Mode has been one of the most requested features by the players. Seeing how virtual photographers were able to make incredible shots in our worlds without one, we can’t be more thrilled to empower the entire community with these tools.”
Regarding the new features added outside of the Photo Mode includes a combat difficulty slider, playback speed, and improved HUD with better menu navigation. “We took the time to read all of the accessibility reviews and watch the videos of players explaining why they couldn’t play DEATHLOOP. We then worked on a document listing all of the feedback and drew up a roadmap of what the additions would be for Game Update 3,” Yoann Bazoge Lead UI/UX Designer says.
What are you most intrigued from Update 3 for Deathloop?
Deathloop is out now for PlayStation 5 & PC.