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Even The Star Of Deathloop Had Trouble Getting A PS5

Next-generation consoles like the PlayStation 5 have had a serious scalper problem since release — a year later, things are still about the same. It's difficult for gamers to get their hands on a PS5, and PS5 fans got the worst supply news possible in early 2021, when Sony said that fans may have to wait until 2022 to see the situation get better. Even Jason Kelley, the voice actor of Colt in "Deathloop," couldn't even get a PS5 to play the game he starred in.

Critics said great things about "Deathloop," and many people have argued that it's a Game of the Year contender. Kelley starred as Colt Vahn in "Deathloop," bringing the character to life through witty banter, jokes, and emotional delivery. In a video announcement from the official "Deathloop" Twitter account, Kelley encouraged gamers to go buy the game — and send him a PS5 and the game so he could, too.

The PS5 has been extremely hard to get ahold of. It's hard enough because of supply shortages, but when scalpers are making an astonishing amount of money reselling the next-gen console, it's a bad situation. Luckily, Kelley had people in his corner to help him find a PS5 so he could play his own game.

Jason Kelley only got a PS5 because of Bethesda's generosity

After Kelley shared that he didn't have a PS5 to play "Deathloop" on, the SVP of Global Marketing and Communications at Bethesda, Pete Hines, replied. Hines said that Kelley "deserved a chance" to play after how well he voice-acted the main character in the game and that he'd help Kelley find one.

After that interaction, fans heard nothing new until Kelley's interview with JumpCut Play on YouTube. Kelley explained the situation and brought up the fact that he found out Bethesda was actually sending him a PS5 and a copy of "Deathloop" to enjoy. Even though Kelley said that he was joking, "doing a bit," Bethesda decided to take his words seriously and send him a console.

While this is an incredibly exciting moment for Kelley, the entire situation showed just how bad of a time PlayStation fans have been having. While most games have been released on both PS4 and PS5, more and more console exclusives like "Deathloop" will be released for Sony's newer system only. With no way to get the console, fans are stuck in their own frustration loop.

For those looking to get their hands on "Deathloop" without a PS5, you'll have to be a bit more creative to find a solution — the game is also available on PC, and will eventually be coming to Xbox as well. Just don't get your hopes up for a PS4 release of "Deathloop."