During today's PlayStation 5 Showcase viewers got a closer look at Deathloop, Arkane's upcoming PS5 timed-exclusive. The title was recently delayed but is still slated for a mid-2021 release.
The new footage gave us a few minutes of gameplay, showing off fast-paced FPS action that relied on guns, telekinetic powers, and a whole lot of neck-snapping. The action begins in a snowy construction yard, which offers plenty of space for long-ranged shootouts – although the gameplay primarily focused on close quarters combat.
If you've ever played Dishonored, you'll be right at home with some of the elements in Deathloop. The action moved at a similar pace, although there was definitely less stealth involved and a lot more gunplay. It'll be exciting to see how the time-looping mechanic works in action, as the latest footage still hasn't fully explained the unique feature.
After a brief look at gameplay, Arkane began showing off some of the game's narrative and revealed two of the eight targets we'll be hunting down - Aleksis and Egor. Deathloop's story revolves around Colt, an assassin who just so happens to be stuck in a never-ending timeloop, and unless he eliminates all eight targets he'll be sent back to the beginning of the loop.
The footage ended with Colt getting hunted down by Julianna, an agent tasked with protecting the time loop and stopping Colt at all costs. You can check out the entire four minute clip below.
Developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda, there's a lot of talent behind the upcoming title. Combining elements of its previously successful franchises – Prey and Dishonored – Deathloop is shaping up to be another incredible IP.
Originally scheduled to launch at the end of 2020, Arkane announced in August that the title was getting bumped back to 2021. It's a timed exclusive on the PlayStation 5, which is hitting shelves on November 12.
Deathloop will release during the second quarter of 2021 and is a timed exclusive on PlayStation 5. There's still no word on when it will come to PC or Xbox Series X.
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