Deathloop breaks free from limbo and gets new release date

Bethesda has confirmed Deathloop’s new release date and detailed the pre-order bonuses for both the standard and deluxe editions.

Bethesda’s upcoming action adventure shooter Deathloop was meant to be out this Christmas, but development troubles caused by the coronavirus pandemic led to a delay.

Recently, a new, albeit incredibly short, trailer was released and though it doesn’t show anything new, it does confirm an exact release date of May 21.

Initially, Bethesda could only offer a general release window, saying that it was aiming to come out in the second quarter of 2021, which could’ve been anywhere from April to June.

It will still release for both PlayStation 5 and PC, though the trailer does briefly remind viewers that it will be a console exclusive for only a year, meaning it will come to the Xbox Series X/S, and perhaps Xbox One, in 2022.

Pre-orders have gone live as well and grabbing one will earn you some additional bonuses.

Pre-ordering either the Standard Edition (£59.99) or the Deluxe Edition (£79.99) nets you one trinket (an equippable buff) and an extra character skin for main character Colt (which could imply other skins can be unlocked in-game). PlayStation 5 pre-orders will also come with an exclusive Royal Protector Machete weapon.

However, whether you pre-order it or not, the Deluxe Edition will include a bunch of extra content on top of that. Namely, three more unique weapons (one of which, the Transtar Trencher, is only for the PlayStation 5 version), two trinkets, two more skins (one for Colt and the other for his rival, Julianna) and a soundtrack.

At the moment, PC owners can only pre-order via Bethesda’s launcher, but Steam pre-orders are said to go live sometime soon.

The irony here, of course, is that Microsoft now own Bethesda lock, stock, and barrel and yet both Deathloop and the upcoming Ghostwire: Tokyo are both timed PlayStation console exclusives.

Those deals were signed before the Microsoft acquisition though, so there’s nothing they can do about them.

Deathloop will release for PlayStation 5 and PC on May 21 2021.

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