Live, Die, Repeat: How Arkane's 20 Years of Trial and Error Lead to Deathloop

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Published on 14 Sep 2021, 15:28
Deathloop, the latest game from Dishonored and Prey developer Arkane Studios, is another masterpiece from a studio known for constantly innovating and refining its approach to the immersive sim genre. And while the Deathloop developers have enjoyed consistent critical acclaim, not every game to precede Deathloop has seen similar commercial success. This is a history of Arkane's journey, its trial and error approach to building on and improving ideas within the immersive sim genre, and how it all culminated in masterpieces like Dishonored 2 and, of course, Deathloop.

Learn about the studio's teams and their commitment to trying again and again to find success both critically and commercially, across decades of development innovation and experimentation. Much like Deathloop, in which death loops back around to begin the journey again, Arkane never let a commercial miss stop them from striking out on their own with new ideas that have come to define the studio's legacy.

Deathloop is out now on PC and PlayStation 5 (PS5).

Be sure to watch IGN’s review of Deathloop here: