June 15, 2024

Earlier right this moment, Redfall growth studio Arkane Austin was closed by Xbox alongside Tango Gameworks and Alpha Canine Video games. And it appears like, earlier than the shutdown, the crew was engaged on new content material and updates for the vampire-hunting shooter that, now, received’t ever be launched.

Arriving final 12 months, Redfall—an online-only Xbox and PC unique co-op sport—launched to destructive evaluations and low participant counts. After its launch, the sport obtained some small updates, together with a 60fps patch on Xbox. However, following Tuesday’s closing of Arkane Austin, Redfall received’t be getting any extra deliberate DLC. As an alternative, gamers who pre-purchased the deliberate content material can be credited for the shortage of latest characters. However a brand new report claims that, up till very just lately, builders at Arkane Austin had been actively engaged on an offline mode and a Halloween content material replace, each of which can now by no means see the sunshine of day.

In a Could 7 report from IGN, the outlet says it was advised that the now-cancelled Hero Cross DLC content material was scheduled to land in October. It’s reported that two new characters had been set to be added to the sport on Halloween.

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Moreover, IGN studies {that a} much-requested offline mode can also be lifeless and received’t be occurring. Previous to Redfall’s launch, many gamers had been upset that the sport would require an always-online connection, even when enjoying alone. Within the new report, IGN says that the mode was in growth, as beforehand confirmed by the sport’s director, Harvey Smith, and was deliberate to reach someday this month.

It’s reported that Arkane Austin was engaged on this new content material with the expectation that it could be launched till very just lately, which appears to point that Microsoft’s choice to close down the studio seemingly caught many builders at Arkane Austin without warning. This additionally contradicts earlier statements from Bethesda and Xbox suggesting Microsoft wasn’t going to surrender on the studio or Redfall.

Kotaku has reached out to Microsoft in regards to the report.

Each the offline mode and the Halloween content material drop at the moment are unlikely to ever be completed or launched. That’s an actual disgrace, because it implies that Redfall will seemingly be unplayable someday, when Xbox turns the servers off. Even when the sport wasn’t nice, it doesn’t need to someday be forgotten and left for lifeless.


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