Well, that's one less PlayStation 5 launch game to look forward to. Arkane Lyon has made the understandably difficult decision to delay Deathloop to Q2 2021, meaning it will miss the launch of Sony's next-gen console by a considerable number of months. The team states that it will share another update on the game soon, but the delay is an essential one as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic in working from home.
In a statement on Twitter, the developer said: "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 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 Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than normal."
The extra time this gives Arkane Lyon will allow it to put even more effort into bringing the world and its characters to life. Had you been looking forward to playing Deathloop at the launch of the PS5? Will you now instead invest that time and money into a different title? Share your thoughts in the comments below.