Bethesda studio Arkane Lyon is postponing its game Deathloop for the second time. The release date is now set to September 14. According to the team, extra time is needed to improve quality and realize the ambitions.
The studio also cites keeping its employees healthy and safe as a reason for the delay. This may have to do with things like working from home, as a result of the corona pandemic. Arkane Lyon mentions the new release date on Twitter.
Deathloop was announced at E3 in June 2019 as a game that is temporarily exclusive to the PlayStation 5 and PC. The game should have been released at the end of 2020, but that has already been postponed to the second quarter of 2021. The release date was then set to May 5, but that is not achieved.
The game is a fps set in a surreal environment. Deathloop is set on the fictional island of Blackreef and players must escape a time-loop as the character Colt by taking out targets.
Deathloop is made by Arkane Lyon, the studio known from Dishonored. The studio is part of Bethesda, which has been acquired by Microsoft. Arkane Lyon is now an Xbox studio, but Microsoft has previously indicated that existing exclusivity deals will be maintained.
Presumably Deathloop is only available on the PlayStation 5 and not on other consoles for a certain period, for example a year. There will be a PC version when the PS5 version is released.