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PS5 console exclusive Deathloop is coming to Xbox Series X

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Deathloop will be available for Xbox on September 20 according to Microsoft.

The first-person shooter (FPS) is currently available for pre-order and pre-installation for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. A new update from the game’s creator, Arkane, will be made available on all platforms and add a new opponent type, character ability, weapon, and ending.

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Deathloop’s Xbox release, in contrast to the PS5 version, will feature crossplay, allowing you to invade (and be invaded by) PC gamers. Below is the Xbox launch trailer.

Original story: September 14, 2022

Temporally challenged PS5 shooter Deathloop looks set to hit Xbox consoles soon, marking an end to its PlayStation console exclusivity.

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A year after Deathloop launched as a PS5 timed exclusive, an advert for the game has appeared on the Xbox Series X|S home screen. In the ‘Store’ section of the dashboard, a tile shows a promotional image of the game, overlaid with the text “pre-order now”.

The ad is currently non-functional. When I clicked it, the Microsoft Store app briefly appeared only to hang on a buffer screen. In all likelihood, it was probably released too early but suggests Deathloop will be coming to Xbox in the near future.

Perfect timing

Deathloop was expected to jump onto Xbox consoles by the end of the year. A gameplay trailer released before its launch suggested the game would not be available on other consoles until at least a year after its release – making September 2022 the likeliest period for an Xbox port to appear. 

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Its move to Xbox Series X|S is also something of an inevitability. Although Deathloop was released as a PS5 exclusive, it was published by Bethesda and developed by Arkane – two Microsoft-owned studios. Sony arranged the game’s PS5 exclusivity before Microsoft had completed its purchase of Bethesda, leaving the Xbox owner to publish a game on its biggest rival’s console.

Most likely, Deathloop will also be available on Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft is eager to boost the value of the subscription service by adding first-party games and Bethesda-published games. We anticipate Deathloop will soon join Dishonored 2 and Doom Eternal, which are already available on the platform, as well as Starfield, which is on the way.

However, the PS5 won’t be left behind as Sony just just included it to the Extra and Premium levels of PS Plus.

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