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Starfield Will Be Delayed After Deathloop, Insider Suggests

Yesterday the guys at Arkane Studios have announced, through an official post on its Twitter account that the release of Deathloop was delayed. Initially scheduled for May 21, 2021, the very interesting first-person shooter of the French software house will now be released exclusively on PlayStation 5 and PC on September 14, 2021. But the bad news in the Bethesda house would seem not to stop there, given that according to the words of the insider Idle Sloth, Starfield could have also been delayed.

The statement of the well-known insider would be due to a recent article published by Imran Khan, a journalist at Fanbyte, who was informed by an employee of the American giant that Deathloop would not be the only title to be delayed this year, widely alluding to that the new postponement at Bethesda may be Starfield. Here are his words:

That same publisher also expressed the belief that the repercussions of COVID on the games industry might be felt for years. While the video game industry ended up handling it better than most, many are referring to a large chunk of time over the last year as lost. Over the last year, a member of publishers have leaned to keep release dates closer to their chest, and those that were optimistic about timing often discovered that wishful thinking didn’t make it so.

[Designer] “The truth is, players aren’t going to get every video game we — we, as in every developer — want to put out this year,” a designer said, whose game was publicly delayed between speaking to us and publishing this article. “That sucks, but it’s the truth. We don’t want to put out a mess, we want to put out the best games we can, and were moving at three-quarters speed on average days and way less on bad days.”

Waiting to learn more about the story, perhaps with the release of some official press release from Bethesda, we remind you that Deathloop will debut exclusively on PlayStation 5 and PC on 14 September 2021.

Starfield will be released on Xbox Series X/S and PC at a date not yet announced.