The time-bending shooter Deathloop from Arkane Studios, developer of Dishonored, will release this holiday season exclusively on PlayStation 5 and PC. There is currently no word on an Xbox Series X version of the game. In Deathloop, you and another player assume the roles of Colt and Julianna. In the story, Colt must kill his eight targets to break the mysterious timeloop that has conquered the world. Julianna has an opposing goal that seeks to protect the timeloop and must prevent Colt from breaking it at all costs. Players can choose to have another player take control of Julianna or leave it to the A.I.
The natural selling point of a game with a timeloop is you always restart at the beginning of the game each time you die or reach the end of the night, which requires you to learn how to master each level and successfully break the loop. You’re encouraged to find more creative tactics each time to dominate your opponent. Game director Dinga Bakaba wants to blur the lines between single-player and multi-player with Deathloop: “The focus is on the campaign and the story,” states Bakaba, “and that campaign can be played with Julianna controlled only by the AI, or – and this is our recommendation – by a mix of A.I. and random players to experience the range of unpredictability and chaos that Julianna is capable of.”
Deathloop is a PS5 console exclusive because of the graphical fidelity of the machine and the DualSense’s haptic feedback technology. There is currently no release date, but has a planned window of “Holiday 2020”. What do you think about Deathloop? Does it excite you or do you want to see more before you make a decision? If you want to know more about the PS5 console and the newly announced games, stay tuned for more updates here at Sick Critic!
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