Arkane Studios’ Deathloop received some stylish new gameplay during the PS5 reveal event, but its platforms were more interesting. It’s a PS5 console exclusive at launch and judging from a recent PlayStation Blog article, that timed exclusivity could range from months to years. At least PS5 users can celebrate especially when the first person shooter will run at 4K resolution and 60 fps on the console.
This was confirmed by Bethesda in a new blog post (where it also confirmed that Deathloop would also launch for PC at the same time as PS5). It notes that “This is Arkane like you’ve never seen (or felt) it before, taken to the next level thanks to the PlayStation 5.” New gameplay details were also revealed including the fact that the campaign is experienced primarily as Colt.
So what’s Julianna’s role? She can be controlled by another player in an effort to stop Colt. If you’re tired of playing as Colt, for example, choose Julianna and invade someone else’s game. Thankfully, this kind of multiplayer is optional. You can disable it so the AI will control Julianna in one’s campaign instead. Beware though – she’s still very much out to get you.
Game director Dinga Bakaba said that this hybrid approach was chosen to keep the focus on “the campaign and the story. And that campaign can be played with Julianna controlled only by the AI, or – and this is our recommendation – by a mix of A.I. and random players to experience the range of unpredictability and chaos that Julianna is capable of.”
Deathloop releases this holiday season for PS5 and PC. Stay tuned for more details and gameplay in the coming months.