As shown above, the game’s development was hurt in the move to working from home nature that COVID-19 has brought. Arkane Studios cited both Deathloop needing further polish and the need to care for the team, saying “the health and safety of everyone at Arkane Lyon” remain their “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 Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal. This extra time will allow us to bring DEATHLOOP’s world to life with as much character and fun as you’ve come to expect from our team.”
Following on from the team’s last game, 2019’s Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Deathloop definitely has nods to their popular Dishonored series. In Deathloop you play as an assassin by the name of Colt, stuck in a time loop. You’re in a curious little island known as Blackreef, tasked with killing eight different targets and escaping the loop. There is also an intriguing multiplayer option, with players opting to play as an agent known as Julianna, tasked with killing Colt and keeping them in the time loop.
Charlie loves her video games as much as she loves dumb, charming JRPG protagonists: probably way too much. You can often catch her spending too much time being emotional over LGBT stories in games. She also thinks Yakuza 6 is the best one.