Since the game’s inception back in June 2019 while at E3, players across the span of the platforms grew excited to see what the Arkane Lyon team will deliver with this new, Groundhog Day-like first-person shooter. Unlike the title from the developer prior, Deathloop was later revealed to ship unique to PlayStation when it officially delivers for a limited period.
Originally, the date was paved for a late 2020 launch before pushing that date toe early 2021 later on. In that, the PlayStation Store went on to leak the newly slated release date set in May which Arkane Lyon later verified. But, that did not last long until the game was again pushed to an even later release aimed for fall this September.
During its previously-held May release for the game at the time, Sony Interactive Entertainment in one trailer shared Deathloop to be exclusive to PlayStation systems until May 2022 at the earliest. But now with the delay, the latest gameplay trailer updates the agreement which leaves a full exclusivity window for PlayStation until September now. You can watch the trailer in the video below:
“Also available on PC. Now available on other consoles until 09/14/22,” reads the subtext at the end of the footage. The decision to keep Deathloop only on PlayStation for a year is the doing of Microsoft believe it or not. As of February, Bethesda is a subsidiary of Microsoft – that includes Arkane & Arkane Lyon. However, the Xbox company said to honor the previous marketing agreements between Sony & Bethesda despite its purchase of the teams at the time.
Previously, Arkane Lyon commended Microsoft following its acquisition despite concerns for how teams operated under the Xbox banner. In that, Dinga Akaba, team lead, shared his excitement for being a main contributor for Xbox Game Pass and how the service evolves the industry. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited for Deathloop this fall or next?
Deathloop ships on September 14, 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.