The French studio attributed the delay to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the team to work from home and, by extension, demand more time than expected developing the game. "We found that delivering this new and exciting experience, at the polish and quality level that defines both an Arkane game and a true next-gen experience, is taking longer than usual," the team said in a tweet.
Unlike the studio's previous games, however, there will be an optional multiplayer mode that allows other players to invade your game. (The concept sounds a little like The Crossing, an old Arkane Lyon project that was ultimately cancelled.
Both are trying to kill each other and, depending on their perspective, either protect or destroy the otherwise endless 'deathloop. ' Then, last June, Arkane Lyon returned with a trailer that included some Dishonored-inspired stealth and powers.