In today’s afternoon, the delayed launch of Deathloop for PlayStation 5 and PC was announced. Arkane Studios and Bethesda’s game was supposed to reach these plat forms on May 21, but ultimately the studio decided to postpone its launch until September 14, 2021.
The reasons they cited for announcing this delay are to be able to deliver the quality that gamers expect, so with this extra development time, they can continue to optimize and improve Deathloop on all levels. Until then everything seems normal, it happens with many games at the end of the year and also with the peculiarity of the global health crisis, we are more than wished used to having to see announcements of delays.
Deathloop is not delayed because of Microsoft
As you know, Microsoft has taken over Bethesda and all the studios that are part of it, including, how could it be otherwise, Arkane Studios, the studio responsible for the development of Deathloop. The game was advertised as a PlayStation 5 and PC exclusive for one year and will arrive on Xbox thereafter, honoring the agreements Bethesda and Sony had prior to the purchase that Microsoft will make the purchase.
Some users after the announcement of the game’s launch delay took the opportunity to unfairly attack Microsoft and Xbox, accusing them of being responsible for the game’s delay. The argument they use in a few posts is that with this delay l The exclusivity of the game on PlayStation 5 and PC will be less and in this way it will benefit the Xbox, something completely inappropriate, because for the moment Bethesda has not communicated anything. else about its launch on other platforms after announcing the delay. In the following post, you can read posts where this point is reiterated without offering any evidence or data that refutes such an argument.
– DEATHLOOP (@deathloop) April 8, 2021