Apparently, the contingencies the developers put the blame on are, of course, caused by the pandemic. As the official Deathloop Twitter account claims, the company has had to prioritize the ‘health and safety’ of the employees, ordering them to continue working from home. Remote game development has clearly got its downsides, slowing down the production.
It’s no wonder that the game is announced for release in the second quarter of 2021. Just as other game developers go in terms of the pandemic, the company has decided to sacrifice the hype it has concocted within the last year to give the developers more time. This way, they will allegedly fix up the product and turn it into an ‘exciting experience.’
Since there is little we can do about it, we have to wait and hope that the developers will use the extra time wisely. After all, we deserve a treat in this hectic 2020, right?