Bethesda delays long-awaited game Deathloop for a second time, but fans are surprisingly understanding


The highly-anticipated launch of the first-person shooter action-adventure game Deathloop has been delayed by publisher Bethesda until September, leaving fans disappointed but understanding.

Deathloop, one of the most talked-about reveals during last year’s PlayStation live showcase, announced this afternoon (8 April) on its official Twitter account that a decision to delay the launch until September 14 has been made.

Originally, the game was intended to release during the PS5 launch window, and so was expected around November/December 2020 before being rescheduled for 21 May.

The next-gen first person shooter, set in the 1960s, sees two rival assassins trapped in a mysterious time loop on the island of Blackreef, forced to repeat the same day of eternity as they try to escape.

On a mission to find a way to stop the time loop trapping the island in the endless cycle, the assassins will battle it out (and repeatedly die again, and again, and again) as they repeatedly try to escape.

The statement that was made by game director Dinga Bakaba and art director Sebastien Mitton from the Arkane Lyon team states:

“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 apologise for the extended wait and thank you all for your passion and excitement. It is the fuel that powers our creativity and our hard work. We can’t wait to show you more DEATHLOOP soon!”.

Fans were largely understanding about the hold up, with the top reply reading: “After last year I have no reaction to delays. My only reaction is I can’t wait to play a game that works no matter when it comes out. Take all the time u need!!!”

If you’re still looking to reserve your copy of Deathloop ahead of time, you can still preorder from It’s priced £59.99.