It seems like both upcoming next-gen consoles are losing major launch titles. Xbox Series X recently lost Halo Infinite with its indefinite delay, and now the PS5 has lost one too. Arkane Studios recently announced via an update on Twitter that Deathloop has been delayed from its Holiday 2020 release into Q2 2021.
In its letter, the developer states that delivering the game as they envision it with “the polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-gen experience” while having to work from home due to COVID-19 has proved to be more difficult than expected. They say that the extra development time will allow them to “bring Deathloop’s world to life with as much life and character” as fans expect from Arkane.
Other than its broad new Q2 2021 launch window, Arkane haven’t given any specifics on when to expect the game, but they do say that they will be sharing more info on Deathloop in their next update, which is supposedly coming “soon”.
Whenever it comes, Deathloop will be available on PS5 and PC. On PS5, it will run at 4K and 60 FPS, and will also make use of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
To the community, an update on DEATHLOOP: pic.twitter.com/XveoG6AgoT
— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) August 18, 2020
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