Upcoming shooter title Deathloop will remain a PS5 exclusive despite Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, according to a statement from a spokesperson linked to the latter.
Microsoft’s takeover went through this week on the back of the company’s announcement from last September in which it revealed an intention to purchase ZeniMax Media and publisher Bethesda for a whopping $7.5 billion. The European Commission approved the acquisition on Monday, leaving Microsoft a parent company to one of the biggest publishers in the gaming industry.
Of course, we can expect multiple Bethesda releases to hit Game Pass in the not-too-distant future. However, Arkane Studios (also under ZeniMax) will honor its exclusivity deal with Sony.
In a statement given to Game Informer Magazine, per VGC, it’s noted that the development hasn’t impacted the inbound shooter and there are no plans to have it playable on any console, save the PS5.
“The acquisition hasn’t affected day-to-day development of Deathloop, which we’re developing exclusively for PlayStation 5 on console and also PC,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that some of the Bethesda games currently in development will be exclusive to Xbox and PC. Spencer did not go into details, leaving nothing as it pertains to the games which will be exclusive to the Microsoft console. He added that games going to other platforms will do so on a case-by-case basis.
Deathloop, as well as Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo, will proceed as planned and will both be exclusive to Sony’s next-gen system. The former is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2021 and is scheduled to hit the market on May 21. The game is a supposed murder puzzle that hands players the role of an assassin trapped in a time loop.
The title also has a multiplayer element that will allow gamers to invade other people’s games. You could read more about what to expect from the upcoming release here.
Deathloop is currently available for pre-order at $59.99; the Delux Edition could be had for an additional $20.
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