Deathloop, the next game from Arkane Studios, has been delayed until September 14, 2021 to ensure "the health and safety of everyone at Arkane" in order to create a "fun, stylish, and mind-bending player experience", which is fair enough I suppose. It does suck, though, as the game looks pretty interesting and Arkane is a proven developer. At the very least it'll be OK, I think, but we won't really find out until this September.
This isn't the first time the game has been delayed either--first it was announced for Holiday 2020, then it was delayed until Q2 2021 which later turned out to be May 21, 2021, and now it's delayed until September 14, 2021. Whew. 9-10 months of delay is fairly long, but considering COVID-19 has played havoc with pretty much every timetable worldwide it makes sense that Deathloop has been pushed back so long, especially with second and third wave issues.
For those who have been living under a rock, Deathloop is a first person next-gen shooter where two rival assassins are trapped in a timeloop where they're destined to repeat the same day for all eternity. The player is Colt, where he has the chance to end the cycle by assassinating 8 key targets before the day resets. You'll die a lot, so when you do try new paths, gather intel, and find new weapons and abilities to unleash on your enemies.
There's also an optional multiplayer component where you can invade another player's campaign to kill Colt, which sound absolutely bonkers. You don't have to do this, though, but I imagine a lot of people will at least give it a go.
For those who can't wait to get caught in a time travel loop, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor for all the details and scoops on Deathloop, the next title from Arkane Studios. Deathloop releases on September 14, 2021, so there will be a lot to unveil as we come closer to the release date. If you're really interested in all things Arkane, be sure to wishlist their next game on Steam.
What do you think of this release date? Are you surprised it has been pushed back again? What are you most looking forward to about Deathloop? Let us know in the comments!