Although introducing new games might seem to be the perfect business amidst COVID-19 Pandemic, several game studios are having though time to cope with the logistical challenges of developing games remotely. That is the case of Crows Crows Crows and Arkane Studios SASU, which both reportedly announced that their new games named ‘The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe’ and ‘Deathloop’ respectively, will not launch as scheduled in late 2020.
Both video game developers have revealed the new 2021 release date to their communities on Twitter. Arkane wrote on Twitter that the coronavirus pandemic has significantly disrupted the work of the company.
The company said that the extra period will allow its team to bring life to Deathloop’s characters which would give an immersive experience to users. The company also apologized to its communities for making a delay in introducing the game.
The game was earlier set to arrive at Christmas time on PC as well as PlayStation 5. First announced in 2019, Deathloop seems to be revolving around two assassins – Julianna and Colt- trapped in a time loop, fighting with each other in a mysterious island named Black Reef. These characters are caught in a place that once seemed like a haven but later has turned very sour.
On the other hand, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is the next version of The Stanley Parable, which was earlier offered on PC. The next edition of the video game will be launched on consoles, and comprise content not found in its earlier versions.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe and Deathloop are not the only games to be postponed from a 2020 launch to 2021. In the previous week, technology giant Microsoft also delayed the launch of Halo Infinite to 2021. The game previously was set to launch in November on the Xbox Series X.