Aim and shoot
It’s been a long time coming, but a new update for Arkane’s chrono-shooter Deathloop has finally come and brought with it a selection of much-needed accessibility options. Game Update 3 is now available for download on both the PS5 and PC editions of the game.
While Deathloop received a lot of praise when it was released in the fall of 2021, players were appalled when they discovered that the winding adventure has almost nothing in the way of accessibility options. Today’s update hopes to address this, with a list of over 30 adjustments added to the title’s menus, controls, screen shots and gameplay.
Among the new options listed in the official patch notes are revised subtitles, the ability to use directional buttons on menu screens, cursor speed options, adjustable HUD options, icon color choices and the ability to reduce game speed and game difficulty completely. The hope is that Game Update 3 will offer access to a wider group of players who may be affected by audio / visual or mobility-based issues while playing.
“We are really grateful to the players and the allied community who gave us so much feedback when Deathloop was released, ”writes Arkane designer Yoann Bazoge. “We took the time to read all the availability reviews and watch videos of players explaining why they could not play Deathloop. We then worked on a document that listed all the feedback and made a roadmap for what the add-ons would be for Game Update 3. ”
In addition to the accessibility options, Game Update 3 also includes a new photo mode, which allows players to capture all of their most Hollywood moments in the game for posterity. The new mode has a selection of filters and angles, as well as the ability to replace characters, clothes and poses for your death image.
Deathloop is now available on PS5 and PC.