Arkane Studios Shares Plans To Revert Online Requirements For Redfall In Recent Update


Posted on April 4, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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This June will mark the three-year anniversary since the reveal for Arkane Studios’ Redfall. However, despite how much fans have waited since learning of the new cooperative vampire-killing title, the game is actually a month away from releasing. Earlier in 2023, Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and Arkane Studios shares Redfall is shipping in May this spring.

Additionally, we learned more on the game since then. Arkane Studios did clarify that the coming physical release is to ship with a disc after all following claims to say otherwise. Even more, the team did share the game upon release is to require a constant online connection. This include the single-player portion of the game too, it presses.

A new update from Eurogamer shares that Arkane Studios has listened to the outcry and plans to work on severing online for the single-player campaign for Redfall. “There are people who live in places where there are outages or their broadband is shitty, or they’re competing with their family members, because their mum’s streaming a movie or their brother’s on another device. And so I think it is a legitimate critique,” game director Harvey Smith says in a response.

“We do take it with a lot of empathy. We listen. And we have already started work to address this in the future. We have to do some things like encrypt your save games and do a bunch of UI work to support it. And so we are looking into – I’m not supposed to promise anything – but we’re looking into and working actively toward fixing that in the future.”

He adds, “There’s no store in the game, and there’s no microtransactions. […] You can find costumes and things like that in the world, those are yours. We do have a DLC plan – a couple of times we’ll sell a bundle of stuff like guns, costumes, characters, you know, whatever. We’re very excited about those things but it’ll just be like DLC that you buy through Xbox or whatever.”

What is your response to Arkane’s comments on the online connection issue for Redfall?

Redfall launches on May 2, 2023 for Xbox Series X|S & PC.

Source: Eurogamer

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