Arkane and Bethesda have announced that Deathloop has been delayed once more, pushing the time-looping immersive sim back to September 2021.In a video and written statement, game director Dinga Bakaba and art director Sebastien Mitton explained that Arkane has made the decision to delay Deathoop from May 21 to September 14, 2021.
— DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) April 8, 2021
“We’re committed to quality and preserving our team’s ambitions for Deathloop while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane,” reads the statement. “We’ll be using this extra time to accomplish our goal: create a fun, stylish, and mind-bending player experience.”
Originally, Deathloop was intended to release in the launch window of the PlayStation 5, and so was expected around November/December 2020. Arkane delayed the project to Q2 2021, settling on the May 21 date. But now we’ll have to wait a few more months, with September 14 being the new date.
As for the game release calendar, this moves Deathloop away from the upcoming Resident Evil Village and Mass Effect Legendary edition, so there’s now more space in your calendar for those.For more on Arkane’s fascinating new game, check out the full presentation on Deathloop from IGN Fan Fest earlier this year, where we learned that players will once again be able to use powers similar to those in Dishonored to succeed in their quest of breaking the time loop.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.