This new collaboration by Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios thrilled fans. Both companies collaborated in the critically-acclaimed Dishonored series and 2017’s Prey. The in-game art design is reminiscent of that in Dishonored while also displaying some of the fan-favorite mechanics in the game. Prey clearly inspires the sci-fi elements in Deathloop with a retro mix. However, unlike the previous two games from Arkane, Deathloop seems to be more colorful and vibrant in visuals.
The song accompanying the trailer is by artist, FJØRA. Appropriately named ‘Déjà Vu’, the Bond-vibe song matched the editing and gameplay sequence in the trailer perfectly.
Audio Director, Michel Tremouiller is responsible for the ear candy players will experience as they play.
“Along with the different visual influences in each district, we wanted to ensure players would hear different things between the different regions of the island.”- Audio Director Michel Tremouiller.
Also like the previous games, the gameplay is about finding a different path in the environment. This is the part in both Dishonored and Prey that gives it a high-replay ability value.
The trailer shows Colt with stealth abilities like invisibility, crouching, and knife. The fancy environment design also helps to contribute to stealth gaming. But that doesn’t mean combat isn’t an option. It seems that Colt will be provided with powers and weapons enabling different methods in approaching an objective.
To the newly initiated, it is recommended to play Dishonored and Prey to get some idea of the studio’s style.
Another new concept by the studios is the option for multiplayer. Players could also choose to play as Julianna and look into her perspective in the game.
Whatever it is, fans of the first-person shooters will be excited for this addition alongside Resident Evil: Village and Far Cry 6.
It is now available for pre-order on PS5. The game will officially release on PS5 and PC on May 21, 2021.