Bethesda confirms Deathloop and Dishonored are in the same connected universe

Bethesda confirmed a longtime fan theory for its two game franchises: Dishonored and Deathloop set in the same universe. Deathloop director Dinga Bakaba confirmed this on the Xbox Podcast, saying that Deathloop takes place in the same universe as Dishonored, but far in the future.

“Yes, we envisioned Deathloop happening in the future after Death of the Outsider,” he said of the Dishonored standalone expansion for Dishonored 2.

Bakaba said developer Arkane intentionally didn’t create a big problem with the connected universe because the studio wanted Deathloop to stand on its own.

But behind the scenes, the developers were thinking about how the two franchises could be connected. “We always wondered about what would happen after that, and when we did Deathloop, we said, ‘Hey, that could be one of the things that could happen after that,'” Bakaba said.

The developer goes on to say that Deathloop has a ton of clues suggesting that Deathloop and Dishonored are in the same universe, some of them obvious and some much smaller and more sophisticated. With Bakaba now confirming the shared universe fan theory, players are sure to find even more examples showing how the two franchises are connected.

After a year as a PlayStation exclusive on consoles, Deathloop is now out on the Xbox platform, and it’s included with Xbox Game Pass. Deathloop is developed by Arkane Lyon, while its American sister studio, Arkane Austin, is developing the 2023 vampire game. Redfall.

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