PS5 customers have been dealt a blow this week, as one of the most unique and interesting PlayStation 5 launch games suffers a delay.
Ahead of the PS5 console’s rumoured November release date, Arkane Studios has been forced to delay its latest project Deathloop.
Fans of games like Dishonored will be particularly disappointed, because Deathloop gives players the same ability to tackle situations in a wide variety of different ways.
According to a new post by Arkane, working from home has slowed development on Deathloop, which means fans will now have to wait until next summer.
“We’ve made the decision to move the launch date of Deathloop to Q2 2021,” reads an Arkane post.
“Our ambition for Deathloop is to deliver a signature Arkane game that takes you to never-before-seen places in a stylish new world.
“At the same time, the health and safety of safety of everyone at Arkane Lyon remains our top priority.
“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 Arcane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal.”
Arkane will use the additional time to further polish the game, and ensure it lives up to fans’ high expectations.
“This extra time will allow our team to bring Deathloop’s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team,” the post continues.
“While we know this is the right decision for Deathloop, we share your disappointment, and apologise for making you wait even longer.”
After further apologising to fans, and thanking them for their support, Arkane said that a new update will be coming soon.
Hopefully this means brand new gameplay footage, because what we’ve seen so far seems excellent.
Deathloop was originally announced during a recent PS5 State of Play stream by Sony.
Kind of like Groundhog Day for assassins, players are stuck in an eternal timeloop on the island of Blackreef.
“From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action,” reads the official description.
“Deathloop transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins.
“Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don’t succeed… die, die again.”