Nine months to go before Xbox gamers can pick up this gem.
Three months after launch, Death's Loop has a new announcement. It hardly needs it – the first-person shooter has been making waves since it released on PC and PlayStation 5 in September. One detail has some fans excited for the future of the game, as it confirms PlayStation 5 exclusivity is set to end on September 14, 2022.
While specific plans have yet to be revealed, this may signal a potential release date for Xbox, given that the title is an Xbox-owned game anyway. Microsoft has made it clear that the Bethesda acquisition was motivated by a desire to get content for the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. The second Death Loop is announced for Xbox Series X, it will likely arrive on the service on day one. Who knows? Maybe a Switch port is also a possibility.
The game originally began development in 2022 and was confirmed as a PlayStation exclusive in 2022 during the company's E3 showcase.
Death Loop was released on September 14, 2022 for PC and as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5. The first-person shooter was nominated for a number of awards and received praise from various gaming publications, many calling it the best game of the year. It managed to win the Critics Choice Award at the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards and Best Art Design and Game Direction at The Game Awards 2022. GameSpot awarded the game a perfect score of 10/10, making it the nineteenth game to receive a perfect score in the site's 25-year history.
In Death Loop, players control Cole, an assassin stuck in a time loop tasked with eliminating eight targets called Visionaries before midnight. Leaving even one alive will cause the time loop to reset, meaning those targets will need to be killed again. Guns, gadgets, parkour, stealth, attack skills, and powers all play a role, taken from previous Arkane titles Dishonored and Prey.
For those looking for a game to play over the holidays, Death's Loop is currently 50% off on PlayStation Store and Steam until January 5, 2022.