Two games extra games initially set to launch later this 12 months have been pushed again to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Deathloop and The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe are now slated to launch someday subsequent 12 months as the coronavirus continues to disrupt the growth of each titles.
Both Arkane Studios, and Crows Crows Crows addressed their respective communities in separate replace posts shared on Twitter, commenting that due to a number of growth challenges — together with COVID-related impacts — each games would have to be delayed to a brand new 2021 launch window to guarantee they’ve sufficient time to develop the games.
Deathloop is a brand new mental property by Arkane’s Lyon studio, the developer of Dishonored sequence and the 2017 model of Prey. Players management both Colt or Julianna; two assassins caught in a time loop in a mysterious island known as Black Reef. During Sony’s PS5 occasion, it was revealed by Geoff Keighley that Deathloop could be a timed PlayStation exclusive.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded model of The Stanley Parable, which was beforehand obtainable on PC. The Ultra Deluxe version will mark the first time the recreation has been launched on dwelling consoles, and embrace content material not present in its earlier variations, like new endings. (There are at present nineteen totally different endings obtainable in the unique, every hilariously wild in its personal means.)
Deathloop and The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe aren’t the solely games to be delayed from a late 2020 launch to 2021. Last week, Microsoft introduced that as an alternative of launching Halo Infinite alongside the Xbox Series X in November, the recreation would launch sometime in 2021. Bungie’s subsequent massive growth for Destiny 2 was pushed again to November, and the PS4-exclusive The Last of Us Part II was also delayed due to the virus earlier this 12 months earlier than eventually releasing on June 19th.