After Arkane’s Deathloop slipped from its launch window on PlayStation 5 earlier this year to sometime in 2021. Today, we’ve learned that a new release date has been set by the developer and it’s set for May 21, 2021.
On Twitter, the developer explained the decision to delay the game, allowing the studio to “bring Deathloop’s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team.” Now, after New Zealand’s PlayStation Store let it slip that Deathloop’s new release date would fall on May 21, 2020, with Bethesda confirming the date today.
Colt is trapped on Blackreef, stuck in a timeloop and forced to relive the same deadly day over and over. Armed with extraordinary abilities and devastating weapons, Colt is going to have to use every tool at his disposal to put an end to the cycle and find his way off the island. To do so, he’ll have to take out eight key targets that are scattered across the island before the day ends and the loop resets. And he’ll have to do all this will avoiding his rival Julianna, whose sole goal is to keep the loop going by any means necessary.
Pre-orders for Deathloop include a unique weapon – the Royal Protector Machete, Storm Rider skin for Colt, and One Trinket.
If you prefer the Deluxe Edition, you can claim unique weapons Transtar Trencher, Eat The Rich Tribunal, .44 Karat Fourpounder, Party Crasher skin for Colt, Sharp Shooter skin for Julianna, selections from the soundtrack and two trinkets.
Thankfully though, it’s not that long of a delay, as it’s only roughly seven months out from the intended date.