Update: Deathloop has been confirmed to be coming to Xbox with the first-person shooter set to launch on Xbox Series X / S as well as Xbox Game Pass. Following an advertisement going live a day early, the game was confirmed for the Xbox platform during Tokyo Games Show 2022. It will release on September 20th, 2022.
Original Story: A pre-order advertisement for Deathloop has been spotted on the Xbox store suggesting a release on the console is imminent.
As spotted via Reddit, Deathloop first launched on PC and PS5 in September 2021, however, it's now believed that the game's one-year exclusivity deal with Sony has expired altogether. The ad appears to have gone live early on the Xbox store with no pre-order available to access once clicked on.
Deathloop has players controlling an assassin named Colt who is trapped in a time loop and must kill eight fellow assassins to break the cycle. Every time he dies, the say resets anew, which is made even more difficult by the mysterious Julianna hunting down Colt at every turn. Developed by Arkane Lyon, it won multiple accolades at The Game Awards 2021, including Best Art Direction and Best Game Direction, and earned a score of 88 on Metacritic.
An image of the Xbox ad for Deathloop has begun to spread across social media as below:
ICYMI: Deathloop is showing up on the Xbox store for some peopleExpect an announcement soonhttps://t.co/76RtyMaPPa pic.twitter.com/fEJzuoznZRSeptember 14, 2022
Deathloop landed within the first 12 months of the PS5's lifecycle and was a big exclusive for the platform. It also came at a time when publisher Bethesda Softworks was in the process of being acquired by Microsoft. Regardless, it's great that more people will be able to play this gem, if this Xbox ad proves true.
No release date or announcement has been made at the time of writing. It's also unclear whether Deathloop will be available on just Xbox Series X / S or whether it will launch on Xbox Game Pass. Hopefully, we won't have long to wait.
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