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Are we in a time loop? Because the release date for Deathloop doesn’t seem to be getting any closer.

Deathloop, the upcoming action-adventure game from Arkane Studios, has been delayed. Arkane has announced via Twitter that Deathloop will now arrive on PlayStation 5 and PC with its new release date of September 14. 2021.

Initially planned to release within the PlayStation 5 launch window, Deathloop was already pushed back into 2021. However, the near six-month delay evidently wasn’t enough extra time for the studio, which is having to adapt to the work-from-home climate.

With titles such as Far Cry 6, Gotham Knights and Back 4 Blood all receiving delays – and some even into 2022 – it comes as no surprise that Arkane’s ambitious title is getting another delay.

Deathloop sets two rival assassins against each other in a time loop. Taking on the role of Cole, players will have to figure out how to assassinate eight targets within a single day to break the loop. Death will send you right back to the start. The looping narrative has become increasingly popular across films and games, most recently, like PS5 Returnal releasing later this month.

Best known for their work on the Dishonored and Prey franchises, Arkane’s Deathloop quickly became one of the most anticipated games in development. We have eagerly been awaiting its release since its announcement during E3 2019. The delay will come as a blow to many, then, but hopefully, it ensures that Arkane can deliver on Deathloop’s promise and, crucially, not at the expense of the developers working on it. In the announcement, game director Dinga Bakaba stated:

“We’re committed to quality and persevering our team’s ambitions for Deathloop while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane.”

Which is reassuring to hear, at least.

Deathloop will now arrive on PS5 and PC later this year, on September 14.

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