After a delay, Deathloop finally has it’s release date. The time loop-centric shooter from Arkane is set to launch on May 21, 2021.
Yesterday, the New Zealand PlayStation Store pointed to the delayed Deathloop getting a May 2021 release. Now that information is confirmed via a new trailer from the team at Arkane Studios. The latest trailer is short, but certainly to the point. Players will finally enter the time loop on May 21 of next year. Check it out below.
Since it was first shown off at E3 2019, Deathloop has continued to impress. Of course, we won’t know for sure until we get hands-on; however, what we’ve seen so far has looked great. Mixing the fun of time loops with some nifty combat skills makes for what looks like fun gameplay. Toss in some neat-looking optional multiplayer and you a recipe for a game that could be quite good.
Of course, it’s worth remembering that Deathloop is only coming to PC and PS5. That was a surprising announcement back in June but became even more surprising when Microsoft bought up Arkane’s parent company ZeniMax. Effectively, Arkane is a first-party Xbox studio putting out a console-exclusive game on PS5. 2020 is a wild time to be alive y’all.
Obviously, the deals weren’t happening at the same time, but it continues to feel weird. And, Xbox Series X owners will get to play the game about a year after it launches. That said, if Arkane can deliver on the promise they’ve shown so far, this one could be special.
Deathloop launches on PC and PS5 on May 21, 2021. As mentioned above, the game will be console-exclusive on PS5 for about a year. So, expect it to pop up on other consoles at around that time.