The development of Deathloop seems to be quite bumpy. The game has been delayed again, this time to September 2021. The title of Bethesda will be released for PS5 and PC.
The publishers Bethesda Softworks and the developer Arkane Lyon have pushed the release of Deathloop back significantly. So far it was planned to bring the title to the PS5 and PC on May 21, 2021. The postponement means that interested parties will now have to wait until September 14, 2021.
It is the second major shift that Deathloop has been delayed again. According to original plans, the title should be launched in the 2020 Christmas season before being postponed to the second quarter of 2021. May 21, 2021, which is no longer current, was later named as the release date.
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The reasons for the postponement of Deathloop were not given. Instead, game director Dinga Bakaba and art director Sebastien Mitton suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on development.
“We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of Deathloop to September 14, 2021,” Arkane’s statement reads. “We’re committed to quality and preserving our team’s ambitions for Deathloop while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane. We’ll be using this extra time to accomplish our goal: create a fun, stylish, and mind-bending multiplayer experience.”
While it remains to be hoped that the new date can be kept, we will hope that the game releases soon. If the game gets a positive response, there could one day be a successor