People will have to wait even longer to play Arkane Lyon’s Deathloop, as it is delayed again. The official Twitter account confirmed the latest launch date. The new Deathloop release date is September 14, 2021, rather than May 21, 2021.
Here’s the official statement from Game Director Dinga Bakaba and Art Director Sebastien Mitton regarding the latest delay. A desire to ensure the welfare of the staff at Arkane Lyon and quality concerns were listed as the two reasons behind the decision.
We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of Deathloop to September 14, 2021.
We’re committed to quality and preserving our team’s ambitions for Deathloop while ensuring the health and safety of everyone at Arkane. We’ll be using this extra time to accomplish our goal: create a fun, stylish, and mind-bending player experience.
We apologize for the extended wait and thank you all for your passion and excitement. It is the fuel that powers our creativity and hard work. We can’t wait to show you more Deathloop soon!
This is one of multiple delays. Originally, it had a tentative Q4 2020 release window. It didn’t make that though, and Deathloop was delayed into Q2 2021. This latest delay adds an additional four month wait.
Now that Deathloop is delayed again, it will come to the PlayStation 5 and PC on September 14, 2021. It is a timed console exclusive.