Deathloop delayed into 2021 over dev issues caused by pandemic

Deathloop has been delayed into 2021, developer Arkane today revealed, citing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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,” the developer said in an update on Twitter.

“This extra time will allow our team to bring Deathloop’s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team,” Arkane continued. “While we know this is the right decision for Deathloop, we share your disappointment, and apologize for making you wait even longer.”

Deathloop was announced back at E3 2019 and at the same time was confirmed alongside Ghostwire Tokyo as a timed console exclusive on PS5. In it, you’ll play as Cole, an assassin trapped in a time loop and pitted against a rival assassin.

Deathloop is now expected in mid-2021. It heads to PS5 and Windows PC at that time.

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