DEATHLOOP Director Talks Similarities Between Arkane Studios’ Next-Gen FPS and DISHONORED
Unlike Arkane Studios' previous titles — such as Dark Messiah of Might & Magic and Prey — Deathloop is a full-blown first-person shooter, but fans of the developer should be happy to hear that it features some Dishonored-like gameplay mechanics. That's right, Arkane's next big thing — that is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC later this year — will offer something for players who prefer sneaking around over using brute force.
Deathloop's rules are simple: the player — taking on the role of Colt — has to naturalise 8 targets before time runs out. Killing them is the only way to break the titular loop that forces Colt to relive the same day over and over again. Unfortunately, Colt is always chased by a hitman, whose only mission is to catch him.
During a recent interview with VG247, Deathloop Director Dinga Bakaba revealed some all-new details on its gameplay loop and similarities with the Dishonored series. "You can really go crazy, go loud, go silent, explore as much as you want or be as fast as you want, but without missing out on the content," he said. "There is something that furthers the Dishonored paradigm to an extent, in terms of gameplay."
Just like Dishonored and its award-winning sequel, the next-gen FPS will allow you to forge your own path and freely explore a giant map to find new shortcuts and opportunities to get rid of your targets without alerting guards. "You choose which district you want to go to, and what you want to do there," Bakaba explained. "You can go and do some assassinations, or you can just go and explore a district where there are no targets. So, there are a number of things you can do. So, it’s a little bit like a Dishonored game, but where you would make your schedule for the day, in a way like a Persona game, where you would organise your day, and say, ‘Okay, today I want to do this, and then that, and then this.’ But the structure is closer to Dishonored, with a bit more choice and agency about how you go about things."
Considering that Deathloop will make its debut this holiday season, we should learn a whole lot more about its core features in the coming months. In the meantime, take a closer look at its latest trailer down below:
The island of Blackreef. For most of its inhabitants, it’s a paradise. But for Colt, it’s an inescapable prison. Thanks to a mysterious timeloop, he’s reliving the same day, over and over, trying to find a way to break the endless cycle he’s trapped in. As Colt, you’ll have to take out eight targets – including your arch-nemesis Julianna Blake – if you ever want to escape. But remember: It’s a timeloop, so if at first you don’t succeed… die, die again.
Deathloop is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC this holiday season.