Deathloop is an upcoming “murder-puzzler” from Microsoft’s Arkane Studios, and is somewhat ironically a PlayStation 5 console exclusive. Despite being under the Xbox umbrella since the acquisition of Bethesda and Zenimax, Deathloop was signed up as a PS5 exclusive before the fact. Microsoft said it would honor existing contracts regardless, despite games like Starfield going fully Xbox-exclusive on console.
There has been some commentary about whether or not Deathloop is a permanent PlayStation exclusive, however. The latest trailer for Deathloop, reiterates otherwise (via @HazzadorGamin).
Deathloop seems to be quite a unique game that blends the assassination gameplay of Dishonored with careful planning elements, using time manipulation. In Deathloop, players aim to take out several targets on an island where time seems to have no meaning. Across repeated loops, players will learn exactly where the assassination targets will be, using the environment and a variety of weapons and powers to take them out one by one with increasing efficiency. An enemy assassin adds an extra layer of dynamism to proceedings too, either controller by an A.I. or an enemy player, who will seek to sabotage your assassination attempts.
Deathloop hits PS5 and PC on September 14, 2021, giving it one year of console exclusivity on Sony’s platform.
Live, kill, repeat.
Deathloop hits Xbox in 2022.
Two assassins with supernatural powers and a range of sci-fi weaponry battle it out on an island stuck in a timeloop. Dishonored meets Hitman meets Singularity in this unique shooter-sim, hitting PS5 and PC on Sept 14, 2021, and Xbox likely a year later.
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