Deathloop won't be a launch window PS5 game after all


Arkane’s assassin game delayed to Q2 2021

If you were expecting to play Deathloop this holiday season on your shiny new PlayStation 5 or your beefed-up PC, there’s a change of plans – the first-person assassin game is launching in Q2 2021.

Arkane Lyon shared the news on Twitter today, citing a need for extra production time to “bring Deathloop‘s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team.”

“The health and safety of everyone at Arkane Lyon remains our top priority. As we’ve adjusted to work-from-home, we found that delivering this new and exciting experience, at the polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal.”

This admittedly isn’t as high-profile of a delay as Halo Infinite, which feels sorely needed on Xbox’s part, but it stings. With the way the next-gen launch landscape is shaping up, I could have pictured people who missed Dishonored still taking a chance on Deathloop in 2020 because it’s here and it looks cool.

“While we know this is the right decision for Deathloop, we share your disappointment, and apologize for making you wait even longer,” Arkane said. Remember the Before Time? I miss the Before Time.

@deathloop [Twitter]