Shutting Down Redfall Studio isn’t the Plan “Right Now” – Xbox Game Studios Head

Shutting Down Redfall Studio isn’t the Plan “Right Now” – Xbox Game Studios Head

To name Redfall a excessive profile flop could be a little bit of an understatement. Although Microsoft says Arkane’s open world vampire shooter has been performed by “thousands and thousands” since its launch, the sport has, by most metrics, been a little bit of a catastrophe, having been met with widespread unfavorable reception from critics and gamers at launch, even resulting in an apology from Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

If, nevertheless, you harboured issues over the way forward for Arkane Austin, the Arkane Studios group that developed the game- nicely, you may wash these issues away. For now, at the least.

Chatting with Axios in a latest interview, when requested if Arkane Austin would preserve its doorways open within the wake of Redfall’s disastrous launch, Xbox Recreation Studios head Matt Booty stated, “That’s the plan proper now. They’re arduous at work on updates and continued content material for Redfall.”

The “proper now” might set off alarm bells for some, but it surely’s essential to give attention to the “Arkane Austin isn’t shutting down” bit, since that’s the gist of what Booty is saying right here.

Current studies have shed new gentle on Redfall’s troubled improvement, which suffered from an absence of path behind-the-scenes and vital attrition within the studio’s workforce. Actually, when Microsoft bought Arkane’s dad or mum firm ZeniMax, some on the studio have been hoping that their new dad or mum firm would are available in and both cancel or reboot the mission. Microsoft selecting to take a hands-off strategy might not have been the very best plan of action, in the long run.

Previous to Redfall’s launch, Arkane stated the sport could be the studio’s “most supported recreation post-launch”, although it stays to be seen how these plans might have been impacted by the shooter’s launch woes.

Redfall is on the market on Xbox Collection X/S and PC. Learn our evaluate by way of right here.

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