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

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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:

Goose Papoose
Goose Papoose 7 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bethesda asked for a stealth game named Dishonored that takes place in japan? How contrived can you get
Joshua McKnight
Joshua McKnight ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Aflame Studios does so well introducing compelling, important, and often main Black characters in their games. And they do it in a way that, while not groundbreaking, is basically unheard of in most big and small game studios. And their games, unlike many others, seem very easy to feel at least somewhat represented as a Black gamer.
oliver cardenes
oliver cardenes ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Arkane hasn’t really had very much in the way of ‘error’ though, have they?
Mehtab Ali
Mehtab Ali ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
one of my favorite studios ever, and dishonored 1 is peak arkane imo.
Servo_Fan 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Do not buy this game on PC, the forced Anti Piracy makes it legit unplayable to the point that even 3070s are having issues, because put simply your PC isn't powerful enough to run the game and its Anti Piracy system at the same time, It's probably better on console but sadly the PC version is busted.
Fionn MacCuill
Fionn MacCuill ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've a 2080Ti and literally don't have any stuttering issues?.... Did you try it yourself?
kabelfritz 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
trial ok but when did they produce errors with their games?
SinnersDemise 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ok IGN you win, just stop already with Deathloop. I’m buying it, just stop!
Neural 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Prey as well as all of Arkane’s games is underrated and it’s annoying to think we won’t get another game like it due to its commercial failings
DrPuffington 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I've been loooooving this game.
Dizzy 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dishonored 2 looked terrible on consoles too which didn’t help whereas Dishonored 1 looked fine
Dan M OG
Dan M OG 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
20 years of trial and error and this is the garbage we get ?
Ian Michael
Ian Michael 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Did he say "Cast an 'Ice Spell' on the ground to make it SLIPPY."????? SLIPPY? ARE WE FIVE? You're adorable.
Shadicgunman 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Let's see how TheSeraphim17 will optimise our runtimes.
Ash Roskell
Ash Roskell 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m pumped for Deathloop. Love all original, imaginative approaches to gaming. Can’t wait
Fionn MacCuill
Fionn MacCuill ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It's so fun! It's dishonored lite with loads of wackiness
Remidee727 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Arkane makes incredible games. They struggle with optimization tho.
alex lyster
alex lyster 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Fingers crossed that's one thing MS can help them with. But ultimately their games are so interactive it must be super hard for them
MONISH V J 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
But they still having trial and error optimization in the void engine didn't they.
Dee Jaay
Dee Jaay 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
a much better topic is how 20 years of experience may lead to constantly laughably horrid PC ports
Buzz Boi
Buzz Boi 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
LMFAO someone’s been copying noclips homework
Brad Torville
Brad Torville 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Deathloop should make the BLM movement happy. An all-Black video game.
Chris D
Chris D 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Great studios
Mike H.
Mike H. 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
jrag1000 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
The vampire game looks interesting
legiongamerworkBRUH ben
legiongamerworkBRUH ben 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
eh im still hoping its not gonna be boring forced online co op
BrutalSam 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Arkane is such a unique studio.
BrutalSam 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Trial and error". Dishonored is enjoying a 91 score on metacritic. that's an "error" to you??? Dishonored 2 has an 88 score. that's an error? Prey is 84. they have been making incredible games since Dishonored 1
Naom Darth
Naom Darth 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
IGN is dumbest gaming outlet in the world
SolitaryMan305 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Steam would disagree with the hype
Let's Player Slayer
Let's Player Slayer 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Game definitely needs some better optimization…
BrutalSam 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
gamers need some better hardware. let's stop relying on GTX 970 and 1060 and have some respect for ourselves and get an RTX.
Let's Player Slayer
Let's Player Slayer 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Interestinggg, thanks for the cool video
Bryan Pressley
Bryan Pressley 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Gonna lay this down so that "jounalists" who wish to be taken seriously get this right: -Lead (leed): to be an example for others to follow. -Lead (led): heavy metal and periodic table element. -Led: the past tense of "Lead," i.e. "He led them to the correct spelling and usage of the word they meant to type into the headline."
Bran Casern
Bran Casern 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I'd say 'Lead' works fine. Deathloop is a 'developing' event after all.
Entertainment 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Forced motion blur no 60fps rt mode horrible aim acceleration no controller customization = I’m a pirate! :D I don’t support lazy developers and you shouldn’t either!
Entertainment 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@rob morris microsoft had no business buying bethesda
rob morris
rob morris 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Are you not more upset the games publisher was bought by Microsoft for billions but the games not on game pass for PC, it,s £50 on Steam
Tres Waters
Tres Waters 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And yet it's a stuttering nightmare on top tier hardware on PC.
Simple Jack and a Horse
Simple Jack and a Horse 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Should have just made Dishonored 3.
Simple Jack and a Horse
Simple Jack and a Horse 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Game works like garbage on PC.
Angrier every day
Angrier every day 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
it's a very big massive huge shame, that the anti-piracy tech in the game makes it so even that 3070s are stuttering in game, get it on console
Fionn MacCuill
Fionn MacCuill ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
My 2080Ti isn't stuttering at all?. I've a 5800x at 1440p and I'm getting 120fps on ultra. Dips to 80 when lots of enemies on screen. No stuttering though.
Jay Dub
Jay Dub 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Whoa 20 years ! Thats like twice as long as it was 10% off on PSN before its release. SO COOOOOL
Nina Agius
Nina Agius 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m on a mission to play every Arkane game so far. Love it 😊
Lance Jones
Lance Jones 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Prey the best 💯
David Vu
David Vu 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Another masterpiece that will sell acceptable at best because it tries something different
Kat Bug
Kat Bug 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Tf you mean trial and error? Their games are always amazing.
Naom Darth
Naom Darth 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
IGN is dumb as hell
Austin Howell
Austin Howell 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
"Redall" "Fascinating" LOOL
Todd Howard
Todd Howard 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ridiculous title
Cellardore Productions
Cellardore Productions 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
How their trail and error leads to an error that is deathloop
Martial.Lore 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Arkane worked on BioShock 2? Ah, so that's why it's my favorite Bioshock game....
Sandvich Bros #1
Sandvich Bros #1 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
They helped work on the Little sister and underwater sections.
Depth One DJ
Depth One DJ 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Labelling 20 years of genre leading game design as "trial and error" seems off the mark.
David Campuzano
David Campuzano ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
It is trial and error, not all of their work are "lgenre Leading Game designs" that's how game design work thy keep improving ... By trial and a error of some Mechanics systems and etc
MeowForJasper 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Exactly. Ign has been around for 25 years and they are still going through trial and error. Can't seem to get it right yet.
Pian-0 G
Pian-0 G 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
More like 20 years of constant improvements
ColtsFan4Life 35
ColtsFan4Life 35 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Thanks. This was a very informative video on a great company.
[FaZe]PROgeralt 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Why is everybody acting like Deathloop is a revolutionary achievement?
[FaZe]PROgeralt 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@MONISH V J Your standards are pretty low if you actually believe that lmao
MONISH V J 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Because it is 😂
josh lyman
josh lyman 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@[FaZe]PROgeralt this might be a revelation to you but masterpiece is not a synonym for revolutionary
[FaZe]PROgeralt 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Per Aulin Read the description of the video claiming it's a "masterpiece" then tell me they aren't lmao...
Per Aulin
Per Aulin 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
No one. This video is literally about how Deathloop is made of incremental improvements of previous games.
Monoxys YTP
Monoxys YTP 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
«… and some Dishonored and Prey btw »
Inkpendude 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Trial and error?
Billy Weaver
Billy Weaver 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
An Xbox studio just made the best game on ps5
nick T
nick T 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@John Bernal lol you think they don't know that? They say it to hit you guys nerves.
jamesstephenson1983 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
*Bluepoint made the best game on PS5. Fixed it for ya, Deathloop looks gash
Austin Howell
Austin Howell 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
A shame that now they're owned by Xbox it'll probably be downhill from here. Redfall already sounds meh af.
John Bernal
John Bernal 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
This game was being made by Bethesda long before it was bought by Microsoft
Daniel 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Still wish they would make Arx Fatalis 2. A true next gen dungeon crawler and immersive sim with combat similar to Dark Messiah.
Fionn MacCuill
Fionn MacCuill ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Deathloop is pretty sweet
Daniel 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Moises Pirela Prey is Arkane’s take on System Shock
Moises Pirela
Moises Pirela 3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Prey is Arx Fatalis 2 pretty much
Sedrick C
Sedrick C 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
0451 gang, where you at?
MD. Atikur Rahman
MD. Atikur Rahman 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
All of their games are great. They haven't released one bad game, not one. Arkane is one of the best game dev out there. Love the studio. Keep giving us these amazing games Arkane.
jzilla1234 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Deathpoop is a great game
Lonciatle YT
Lonciatle YT 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
fishan 1996
fishan 1996 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Game feels so horrible to play on ps5. Its not a smooth fps at all!! Its so slow and the dead zone is well off. Such a shame!!
[FaZe]PROgeralt 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Small Shaq It's bad on PC because of DRM, intrusive DRM like denuvo heavily impacts performance. Don't get me wrong, bad optimization could also be a factor, but we won't know until the game gets cracked for comparison vids..
Small Shaq
Small Shaq 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
the game is also horrible on pc. Getting review bombed on steam because of performance issues
harry dixson
harry dixson 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@TwinGuy I’ve heard from a few reviewers that the gameplay is not great. Specifically the shooting feels laggy on console.
Sedrick C
Sedrick C 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
You can change the performance to 60 FPS…
TwinGuy 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Is that your opinion or does it really run bad on ps5
The ÜñKñôWñ
The ÜñKñôWñ 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Yeah, that's cool and all, I'm still gonna play it on Xbox Game Pass Day 366.
Naom Darth
Naom Darth 2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Austin Howell cope hard pony. Redfall will be masterpiece like other Arkane games
ChoksNDk 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Austin Howell it's actually more similar to borderlands.
Austin Howell
Austin Howell 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
And this is why they're making LFD knockoff game pass filler next.
PUNANI_SLAYER420 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Gabriel Hedin
Gabriel Hedin 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Martian Manhunter
Martian Manhunter 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pretty sure that's supposed to be "Led" not lead
Martian Manhunter
Martian Manhunter 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@tenorte no.. it doesn't
Hobson 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@k g it's still incorrect grammar
tenorte 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Still works, doesn't it?
Martian Manhunter
Martian Manhunter 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@k g chillax man
k g
k g 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Doesn’t matter. U clicked / commented because of it driving up engagement which only helps the video.
2 Gun Tim
2 Gun Tim 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Well they won’t get my money 💰
neraklh 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Reviews like ign, gs can't be trusted, they won't tell you the game is running Denuvo, and all the optimization issue that comes with it. First, it was Cyberpunk, now this. IGN lost all my trust.
Davon Sanders
Davon Sanders 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Ayrton they....didn't do it in this video? Maybe your comment would be better put elsewhere.
Ayrton 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Mijack Maybe
Mijack 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Ayrton probably played it on ps5 without any denovo issues
Ayrton 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Davon Sanders So what? they still give it a 10/10. Fanboy
Davon Sanders
Davon Sanders 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
...This is a story about Arkane Studios not a review of the game.
JAJA JAJA 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Can't wait to see what stealthgamerBR does with this game
tenorte 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Something cool for sure, but nothing better than what he already did with Dishonored. A PvP video could be interesting though.
Angel Audon
Angel Audon 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Oubregang2x 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Most overrated game of 2021
TwinGuy 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Small Shaq Hab das Game zwar noch nicht gespielt aber Arkane verdient den Hype. Dishonored 2 und Prey 2017 hätten beide Preise gewinnen sollen, solch eine Qualität sieht man sehr selten. Auch wenn dieses Spiel jetzt nicht so gut sein sollte wie man sagt, das Studio gibt IMMER alles was es kann um neue kreative und innovative Spiele zu erschaffen, sich heutzutage sowas zu trauen wo es uberall nur noch Blender gibt, verdient Respekt.
Small Shaq
Small Shaq 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@TwinGuy far cry 6 is not getting goty shouts and getting reviewed as 10
TwinGuy 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Dont worry that's Far cry 6
deepak kumar
deepak kumar 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Go home kid
Amir Khan
Amir Khan 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wish this game was on ps4
George Miller
George Miller 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
@Luis Alejo trust it looks great
Luis Alejo
Luis Alejo 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Ugh, same. Graphics wise, it doesn't look that advanced for it to be only on new gen consoles
Amir Khan
Amir Khan 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Wish the ps5 was actually available
H D 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Biggest fail of 2021 with prepayed reviews
UltimateBlaze1913 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Pony alert lmao
Zander Luperchio
Zander Luperchio 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Almost majority of the “prepaid” reviews are negative so yeah big fail. Oh wait it’s only optimization? But the game is a “masterpiece” hmm
Samurai Jack
Samurai Jack 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
One of the best games ever made.
JrsonMuzik 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
I’m 5hrs in on p5 and it’s definitely a dope game, one of the best tho? Ehhhh wouldn’t say that but it’s definitely fun, no denying that
Gingus_62 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Bro it just came out
Bhavya Dhuria
Bhavya Dhuria 4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ
Have you played it ?
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