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Deathloop director says Xbox Game Pass will let Arkane “remain creative”

By Alex Calvin,
Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:52 GMT

A number of the studio’s titles have recently come to the subscription service.

The director of Arkane Lyon’s upcoming Deathloop, Dinga Bakaba, has said that Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service will allow it to keep doing “creative” projects.

Speaking to Press Start, the developer said that Arkane joining Xbox Game Studios as part of Microsoft acquiring Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media came as a surprise, but that ultimately this was good news for Arkane.

Deathloop is set to launch on May 21, but in an odd turn of events it isn’t coming to Xbox platforms. The title is a console-exclusive to PlayStation 5, but is also coming to PC. Still, a number of Arkane’s titles – Prey and the Dishonored series – have come to Game Pass and have received a lot of buzz online.

“Being able to be apart of the Xbox Game Pass ecosystem makes things a bit different for us, because we can occupy a space in that service, and we will continue to make the kind of games that we make and make them well,” Bakaba said.

“If you’ve looked on social media, you’ll see that games like Prey and Dishonored 1 and 2 coming to Xbox Game Pass, a lot of people are saying that you need to play these games and have no excuse not to, so it’s been very encouraging.

“It’s a service that will allow us to remain creative and have the audience and build that relationship over time and that’s really exciting.”

Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax was approved by the EU and US at the start of March.

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