Microsoft responds to the controversy of the cancellation of Redfall on PS5
Just a couple of days ago, Harvey Smith, creative director of redfall, the new vampire first-person shooter developed by Arkane Austin, confirmed in an exclusive interview with Esports ExtrasFrance that the developer was working on a version for PlayStation 5, although this was ultimately scrapped by Microsoft after its acquisition of Bethesda Softworks. . Now, a spokesman for the company that owns Xbox has stated in a statement to Eurogamer that they have not “retired any PlayStation games”.
“We have not withdrawn any games from PlayStation. In fact, we have expanded the number of games we have distributed on PlayStation since the ZeniMax acquisition, and the first two games we distributed after the lockdown were exclusive to PlayStation 5 [refirindose a Deathloop y GhostWire: Tokyo]. We have done the same since the closing of the ZeniMax acquisition. We did the same thing since the closure of Minecraft, as we expanded the reach of that franchise,” he says.
“All of the games that were available on PlayStation when we acquired ZeniMax in March 2021 are still available on PlayStation, and we’ve continued to make content updates on PlayStation and PC. We have always said that future decisions on whether to distribute ZeniMax games for other consoles will be made on a case-by-case basis.he adds.
Our first impressions of Redfall
“What I do know is reassuring is that, even with a vast open world, Arkane retains its ability to tell stories with environments. Redfall is certainly not technically over the top, at least not for the arcade, but the streets, the houses, the shops, the parks; everything is full of details that contribute to the environmental narrative, to the construction of the world. The music is just as careful: it is incredible how it sets the scene, how it intensifies situations, how it disturbs. And neither the effects nor the dubbing into USAare left behind”, we commented on our impressions.
Redfall will go on sale for Xbox Series X/S and PC on May 2; It will also be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass.