Like many other games this year, Bethesda’s Deathloop has just gotten delayed to Q2 2021. In a tweet this morning, developer Arkane Studios on their game’s Twitter page posted the update. Initially, the FPS action-adventure game was slated to launch around the release of the PS5.
To the community, an update on DEATHLOOP: pic.twitter.com/XveoG6AgoT
— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) August 18, 2020
As stated in the tweet, the team at Arkane is focused on the health and safety of their employees, especially during this global pandemic. It’s highly understandable, as many of the responses to the tweet wish the team well.
The statement further explained how COVID-19 is affecting their team,
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, it taking longer than normal.
This delay would only be a few months, seeing as Q2 would be sometime in the Spring of next year. Just one week ago, even Xbox delayed their highly anticipated Halo Infinite, also due to similar reasons. This is just a few of many titles that are having trouble getting finished while being worked on remotely.
If you’re not familiar with the title, this innovative FPS has you become an assassin stuck in a time loop. You’ll be racing against the odds, while you attempt to finish the job with another assassin out to get you.
We all grant the team at Arkane good luck and health during these difficult times. While we can’t wait for Deathloop, maybe we can wait just a little bit!