Deathloop is Timed-Exclusive on PS5 for One Year

Deathloop is Timed-Exclusive on PS5 for One Year - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 2,092 Views

Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Arkane Lyon's Deathloop is in development for the PlayStation 5 and PC. A new post from Bethesda reveals the game will be a timed-exclusive on PS5 for one year. After a delay from a launch title for the PS5 to Q2 2021, it means the game could launch on other consoles in Q3 2022.

"Deathloop will launch on console exclusively for PlayStation 5 in Q2, 2021, and will run at 4K/60FPS at launch," reads the post. "Deathloop will also be launching on PC at the same time. Console exclusivity is for a limited time. Not available on other consoles until one year after release date."

Deathloop is Timed-Exclusive for One Year on PS5

Here is an overview of the game:

Deathloop is an innovative first-person shooter launching for PlayStation 5 and PC from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored franchise. The studio’s new IP will continue Arkane’s signature gameplay design, challenging gamers to play their own way. As Colt, players are trapped in a time loop on the enigmatic island of Blackreef, doomed to repeat the same day for eternity. The only chance for escape is to break the loop by unearthing information and assassinating eight key targets before the day resets. However, lurking in the shadows is rival assassin Julianna, equipped with her own equally powerful abilities and weapons, on a mission to protect the loop by assassinating Colt, and restarting the cycle. Players can also choose to take control of Julianna, turning Deathloop into a deadly game of hunter-vs-hunted.

Key Features:

  • Signature Arkane Gameplay – Arkane’s reputation for unique immersive gameplay will allow players to choose their preferred playstyle, stealthily sneaking through levels or barreling into the fight, guns-blazing. Armed with a powerful roster of otherworldly powers, as well as an arsenal of savage weaponry, players will combine these deadly tools for takedowns that are as striking as they are devastating. By choosing their powers and weapons, players will fight to survive this deadly game of hunter vs hunted.
  • Exclusively for Next-Gen PlayStation 5  Deathloop is a new IP for a new generation, launching on console exclusively for PlayStation 5 and on PC. The game will leverage the console’s graphics to bring Arkane’s unique artistic vision to life like never before and will take advantage of new cutting-edge features, like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, to make each encounter feel unique and impactful.
  • Arkane’s Single Player Gameplay Injected with Deadly Multiplayer  Deathloop is Arkane’s take on an assassination multiplayer experience, seamlessly blending single player gameplay with multiplayer drama. Players will experience the main story as Colt, hunting down targets across the island of Blackreef to break the loop and earn his freedom. Players can also choose to take control of rival assassin Julianna, sneaking into another player’s campaign to kill Colt and keep him imprisoned in the loop. The multiplayer experience is completely optional, and players can choose to have Julianna controlled by AI within their campaign.
  • Loops = Knowledge, Knowledge = Power – Each new loop in Deathloop is an opportunity to learn from the past and adapt. Finding clues and uncovering hints is key to taking out targets before the day resets. Discover relationships, learn schedules, and do whatever must be done to gain the necessary knowledge. Players will apply what they’ve learned in previous loops to try different paths, choose to sneak or attack, and devise other new strategies to eventually reach their targets. If at first you don’t succeed: die, die, again.
  • The Island of Blackreef – Paradise or Prison – Arkane is renowned for magnificently artistic worlds with multiple pathways and emergent gameplay. Deathloop will present a stunning, retro-future, 60s-inspired environment, that feels like a character within itself. While Blackreef may be a stylish wonderland, for Colt it is his prison, a world ruled by decadence where death has no meaning, and delinquents party forever while keeping him captive.

Deathloop will launch for the PlayStation 5 and PC in Q2 2021.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments

Machina (on 18 September 2020)

Strange game to purchase timed exclusivity for - the Dishonored games weren't huge sellers, nor were they the sort of games to shift systems, and I doubt this will fare better in those respects.


Chazore (on 18 September 2020)

Well that's shit for everyone else. I wouldn't expect Arkane to gain many more sales on Xbox later on down the road.


LivncA_Dis3 (on 19 September 2020)

its just like what happened with rise of the tombraider haha! xbox started it with the 1 year exclusive bonanza


Mystro-Sama (on 18 September 2020)

Just make a game either fully exclusive or a multiplat. Timed exclusivity is total bullshit that serves to do nothing but irritate consumers.


Rafie (on 18 September 2020)

I'm surprised that this information was let out to as in the entanglements. *giggle* Meaning how long the deal was. Question VGChartz fam...was Cuphead a long term timed exclusive?


AFattyGamer (on 18 September 2020)

I mean the game doesn't look interesting to me at all. But more power to Sony I guess for securing a timed 1 year deal for this game.


DonFerrari (on 18 September 2020)

Well 1 year timed exclusivity is basically the standard.


mutantsushi (on 18 September 2020)

Now nobody say there is no PS5 exclusives! ;-P I don't think whole situation is super bad, and hard to develop true PS5 mandatory game when it's specs were in flux, but considering amount of "false impressi[ons" allowed to grow by Sony deciding not to share full facts from beginning, still gotta laugh at this sort of timed exclusive game being one of main PS5 exclusives in post-launch period (Q2 2021). Still seems the most compelling platform with great games coming, but that kind of PR is a downer for anybody real.


DonFerrari (on 18 September 2020)

Sure sure. You already know the full list of exclusives for PS5 and had a confirmation that this was Sony main one.


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