Arkane Lyon confirmed that Deathloop had been delayed, pushed back from its May 21 release date. The studio took to Twitter to relay the news with a special video from game director Dinga Bakaba and art director Sébastien Mitton.
The latest update sets Deathloop’s new release date for September 14, 2021. While disappointing to some, this move was not unexpected. Although vaccines are now more readily available than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic is still a reality and because of it, the effects on various industries are still in place. Arkane’s decision to delay Deathloop is to give him more time to perfect what the game has to offer, which means an even better launch experience for those who are excited for the new title.
In a follow-up message, the team said, “We are committed to ensuring quality and upholding our team’s ambitions for Deathloop, while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane. We will use this extra time to achieve our goal of creating a fun, stylish and breathtaking player experience. ”
The studio added, “We apologize for the extended wait and thank you for all of your passion and excitement. It’s the fuel that fuels our creativity and hard work. We can’t wait to show you more of Deathloop soon!”
We’ve learned a lot about Arkane’s latest adventure over the past few months, even more with this month’s issue. Game Informer Magazine. To keep up to date with the latest and greatest in what Deathloop will have to offer Arkane fans, you can check out our exclusive Game Hub here.
Thoughts on Arkane Lyon’s decision to delay Deathloop? What other titles slated for release this summer do you expect to see pushed back? Give your opinion in the comments section below! Please feel free to also share some love with the dev team on the Twitter thread linked above.