Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at Arkane Studios’ Deathloop, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
Published by Bethesda Softworks, Deathloop is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Arkane Studios.
Under a timed one-year exclusivity deal, the game will be released for PlayStation 5 and Windows on May 21, 2021.
Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Director: Dinga Bakaba
Artist: Sebastien Mitton
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows
Release: May 21, 2021
Modes: Single-player; multiplayer
Deathloop has the player in the role of Colt, an assassin that is stuck in a time loop, waking up on a beach on the island of Blackreef.
The other residents of Blackreef, a former army base where strange experiments had once been held, have invested in the island and have gathered for this night to hold a party that seemingly lasts forever, as, at the end of each night, the island resets to the start of the party in that time loop.
Because of this reset, the partygoers pay no heed to their actions or deeds since they wake up at the start of the loop with no memories or effects of the previous loop.
While Colt is part of this loop, he retains memories from each loop, learning the partygoers’ behaviors and patterns with each loop.
Colt has been tasked to take out eight targets across the island before midnight, as leaving even one alive will cause the time loop to reset and undo his work. Further, should Colt die before taking out the eight targets, he will wake back up at the start of the loop.
The player uses a combination of stealth, parkour, and attack skills as in Arkane’s previous Dishonored and Prey games to move about the game world, avoid or take out guards, and learn the patterns of Colt’s targets to figure out the right order to eliminate these using guns, melee attacks, or other environmental means.
The game features a multiplayer aspect in which the player can alternatively take Julianna’s role, an agent tasked to protect the time loop and take out Colt. When the player takes this role, they will enter a random player’s game and interfere with their play.
The multiplayer portion is optional, and players can prevent others from taking on Julianna’s role in their game instead of leaving this to a computer-controlled opponent to try to stop Colt.
Thus far, here are few reactions of video game geeks to Deathloop: