June 15, 2024

Picture: Arkane Austin

Simply days after Redfall’s one-year anniversary, Microsoft has introduced it’s shutting down the studio behind it, Arkane Austin, and ending all additional improvement on the vampire shooter. That features its promised Hero DLC which some followers already paid for within the $100 Chunk Again version of the Xbox console unique.

Redfall’s earlier replace will likely be its final as we finish all improvement on the sport,” Matt Booty, head of Microsoft studios, wrote in an electronic mail to workers, in keeping with an electronic mail shared by IGN. “The sport and its servers will stay on-line for gamers to get pleasure from and we’ll present make-good provides to gamers who bought the Hero DLC.”

Redfall’s much-hyped Sport Move launch included a $100 Chunk Again version of the sport that may give gamers entry to 2 further heroes sooner or later. The multiplayer loot shooter was a large number when it got here out, nonetheless, with gameplay that felt shallow and techniques that had been often busted. Arkane launched a sequence of updates to handle lackluster fight and poor enemy AI, and advised followers final November that it will have extra to share in regards to the Hero DLC in 2024.

Final summer time, then Bethesda VP Pete Hines promised that Redfall would get higher within the following years. “We’re going to get it to be a very good sport as a result of we all know, as a first-party studio, Sport Move lives perpetually,” he advised Gamesindustry.biz on the time. “There will likely be individuals ten years from now who’re going to affix Sport Move, and Redfall will likely be there.” Final week, Kotaku reported that the sport’s remaining followers felt disillusioned over the continuing silence across the sport’s future on the eve of its first anniversary.

It’s not clear what “make-good” Microsoft is planning on providing gamers who bought the Chunk Again version or the $30 improve for the Sport Move model. The “worth of the improve” talked about by Arkane in their very own assertion can be ambiguous. Kotaku reached out to the corporate for touch upon whether or not refunds will likely be one of many choices.

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