It was last year at E3 2019 when Arkane and Bethesda announced its future-looking Dishonored inspired title Deathloop. Today, during Sony’s PS5 reveal event Arkane released new gameplay as part of a stylish trailer to confirm that Deathloop will be released on PS5 and PC, with wording of the announcement ambiguous enough to suggest this is timed exclusivity.
Here’s the full description for Deathloop:
The island of Blackreef. For most of its inhabitants, it’s a paradise. But for Colt, it’s an inescapable prison. Thanks to a mysterious timeloop, he’s reliving the same day, over and over, trying to find a way to break the endless cycle he’s trapped in. As Colt, you’ll have to take out eight targets – including your arch-nemesis Julianna Blake – if you ever want to escape. But remember: It’s a timeloop, so if at first you don’t succeed… die, die again.
Colt is trying to escape the island paradise of Blackreef as he looks to get out of his deadly Groundhog Day. It is not easy as Colt has to take out eight targets across Blackreef before midnight. It seems simple enough except Blackreef has its own guard, Julianna and she enjoys killing Colt over and over again. Colt appears to have various abilities including the Blink ability from the Dishonored games allowing him to teleport around Blackreef. Another ability allows him to flick enemies away, including out of windows. Players will have to learn the patterns of Blackreef and discover different paths to work out how to best move forward. There will be a lot of dying but each death will bring knowledge.
Deathloop does mix the singleplayer and multiplayer. While players experience the story of Colt others can take control of Julianna to hunt Colt through Blackreef and stop his progress. It is an optional choice as players can keep it so Julianna remains AI controlled instead of player controlled. A release date for Deathloop is yet to be confirmed.
Source: PS5 Reveal Event