One year after its release on PS5, the game is now available on Xbox Series X, S and you can also access it as part of a Game Pass subscription.
Deathloop is about Colt, an assassin caught in a time loop who must take out eight targets before it ends.
If he fails – which he will, many times – the loop resets, meaning the player has to figure out a winning strategy to take down everyone in time. It’s been touted as an enjoyably challenging – and sometimes frustrating – game that has hooked many PS gamers.
If you’ve been keen to try your hand at the game but haven’t had access to a PS5, now is the time. Deathloop’s PS5 exclusivity was always slightly strange, as it was released six months after Microsoft had completed the $7.5 billion purchase of the game’s developer, Bethesda Softworks. The reason was the exclusivity agreement that the studio had agreed with Sony predated the sale and it had to be honoured – until now.
Ghostwire Tokyo and Deathloop are the two most anticipated Bethesda games on the PlayStation 5 platform. While Microsoft hasn’t ruled out the next Elder Scrolls or Fallout coming to Sony’s consoles, it would seem unlikely given the competitive advantage it would be giving up. The next big Bethesda release – Starfield – has already been flagged as coming to Xbox and PC only.
It’s been a bumper month for surprise Game Pass launches. Microsoft launched two highly-anticipated titles last week at the Tokyo Game Show, in addition to Deathloop.
Both Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Ni No Kuno: Wrath of the White Witch are available to download now. The former is 2018’s ancient Rome-themed instalment of the long-running action adventure.
Studio Ghibli-style RPG, the latter was previously exclusive to Switch, PS4, and PC. Both games are highly rated with Metacritic scores of 87% and 86%, respectively.