Deathloop postponed for September – Polygon

Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop it was postponed until Sept. 14, the studio announced Thursday. The game was originally scheduled to be unveiled on May 21, after the first delay.

Deathloop game director Dinga Bakaba and art director Sebastien Mitton spoke to fans at video posted on Twitter. “We have decided to postpone the launch Deathloop by September 14, 2021, ”said Arkane Lyon in a written statement posted on Twitter. “We are committed to the quality and preservation of our team’s ambitions Deathloop at the same time ensuring the health and safety of all in Arkane. We will use this extra time to achieve our goal: to create a fun, stylish and stunning gaming experience. “

Deathloop originally introduced during the presentation of publisher Bethesda Softworks E3 in 2019, and at that time was due to be released in 2020. In August, Arkane announced that it had pulled back Deathloop by 2021, citing pandemic-related challenges as work from home as the reason for the delay. The release date on May 21 was announced in November before it was moved today.

Arkane is far from the only study to suffer delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of studios have also postponed their games: Lord of the Rings: Gollum i Hogwarts Legacy were pushed into 2022. Amazon MMO A new world was postponed again, this time until 31 August Gran Turismo 7 has been postponed, among other things, until 2022. More delays are expected for the games, which should be released in 2021; The 2020 survey surveyed 2,500 developers about working from home, and a third of them said they saw delays due to the pandemic.

When it comes out on September 14, Deathloop will be a timed console exclusive to the PlayStation 5, despite Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda. The game will be released on the Windows PC at the same time.