Arkane Austi director Harvey Smith confirmed Redfall won’t have much of an ending and explained why in a recent interview.
Arkane is one of the developers under the Bethesda umbrella, acquired by Microsoft in a massive studio acquisition, and for many gamers Arkane is one of Xbox’s secret weapons. Arkane’s last game was Deathloop, due to contractual obligations it was a PS5-exclusive game for a limited time, but it looks like all future games from the studio will be exclusives. of Xbox. Redfall is one of those titles.
The fact that Deathloop will come to the Xbox platform is an overnight thing, but in the meantime, thanks to the acquisition of Bethesda, Microsoft has many other attractive games about to launch. Redfall has been delayed alongside Starfield to 2023, but it will get the quality that many fans care about, so that’s also a good thing. Redfall will be an Xbox exclusive, but that’s not the only thing that sets it apart from previous Arkane games.
In the latest interview with IGN, Arkane Austin studio director and Redfall co-creative director Harvey Smith talked about the game’s story. While there is still a lot of solo experience in the game, gamers can fight against vampires with co-op partners. Which character the player controls does not affect the plot, but it will affect the dialogue in the game. However, gamers will not be able to swap characters in the middle of the game, but can only play the entire game with that character or play from the beginning.
In addition to the dialogue, the plot remains unchanged according to the player’s choices. There are many side quest elements that players can pursue if they want, but the story remains only one. This is a bit different from a typical Arkane game, and when asked if Redfall has multiple endings, Smith’s answer was simply “no”.
By comparison, Deathloop has three main endings, which means that Arkane breaks the typical development approach in a few respects. But that doesn’t mean the studio will make the game worse. As long as Redfall’s gameplay and storyline are as promised, delivering the traditional Arkane experience, the lack of multiple endings should not affect the overall game. This is also a good thing for Arkane fans as gamers will not have to go through the trouble of searching for different endings when the game comes out.
Redfall’s release date is still under review and has not been decided yet. Starfield and Redfall are both tipped to launch in early 2023, but despite both appearing at the recent Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase event, neither has a confirmed launch timeframe. “First of the year” means any time during the first six months. Whatever the case, gamers will be immersed in a vampire hunting adventure at some point next year.
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