Could A Sequel to Deathloop be In Development?
An assumption can be made that a new Deathloop game is in development due to a slip made by Jason Kelley, who voiced the protagonist named Cole.
Arkane Lyon and Bethesda Softworks developed and published the first-person shooter video game – Deathloop. Release dates for the PC and PS5 editions were September 14, 2021, and September 20, 2022, respectively; the Xbox Series X/S editions were also released at these times.
Deathloop - A Critically Acclaimed Success Story
Many critics praised Deathloop’s art style and gameplay, leading to the game-winning two awards at 2021’s The Game Awards: one for “game direction” and another for “best art direction.
In Deathloop, the player assumes control of Colt, a time-trapped assassin on Blackreef who must complete his mission of eliminating eight visionaries before midnight, lest his efforts be undone by the resetting of the time loop should he fail to do so.
If Colt passes away before eliminating the eight foes, he will respawn at the beginning of the cycle. The player navigates the world using a variety of tactics, including stealth, parkour, attack skills, guns, gadgets, and powers, as well as assault weapons and melee attacks, which will need to be used in a strategic order to eliminate Colt’s targets while evading or eliminating guards.
The loop in Deathloop isn’t timed exactly, so players have more freedom to kill all eight targets in a single cycle. Time advances as you travel between Updaam, Karl’s Bay, Fristad Rock, and The Complex, the four districts that make up the island and correspond to the day’s four segments (morning, noon, afternoon, and evening).
It’s important to note that the player’s actions in one district can have repercussions on the routines in the others and that the habits of the locals in a given district change depending on the time of day.
Deathloop a Single and Multiplayer Game
In the game’s multiplayer mode, players can switch roles and become Julianna, a time loop protector and assassin out to get Colt. When the player assumes this role, they may enter the game of another player at random and cause disruptions. Players have the option of skipping multiplayer mode and leaving Colt to face off against a computer-controlled opponent in single-player mode.
Also, it seems possible that Arkane has not yet exhausted its use of that intellectual property. JaJason Kelley, who voiced Cole in Deathloop, may have hinted in a recent Livestream with Ozioma Akagha, who voiced Juliana in the game, that the two are still lending their talents and playing the characters for something that hasn’t been officially announced yet.
When asked if she could disclose the codenames Bethesda used during the Deathloop audition process, Kelley said, “Yes, I can’t say them because they’re still sometimes hiring us under the codenames. A short while later, he asked sheepishly, “Did I just say something I shouldn’t have said? Based on his expression and Akagha’s, it’s reasonable to assume that he did.
In spite of what most people think, this isn’t the first time Kelley has hinted at a new Deathloop game. In May, he posted a picture of himself in a recording booth with hashtags, which was a hint that he was going to play Colt’s voice again.
Of course, if there is indeed a new Deathloop game in development—or even an expansion for the original—we might not find out any official details about it for some time (especially if it’s the former). But Arkane is also working on other projects, and the open-world shooter “Redfall” is rumored to be coming out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in May of 2023.