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Phil Spencer on Redfall: “Nothing is more difficult for me than disappointing the community”

The boss of Xbox, Phil Spencer, recently appeared in an interview with the media Kinda Funny Xcast giving his point of view on redfall of Arkanne Austin. The recent FPS that launched earlier this week to a medium critical response. The title has been facing issues with controls, bugs, overall design, and a lack of polish.

Regarding the disappointing launch, Spencer said:


“There is nothing more difficult for me than letting the Xbox community down. Seeing the community lose trust and get disappointed, I’m disappointed. I’m upset with myself.”

He spoke about reviewing the company’s process and the backlash to the lack of 60 FPS at launch, calling it a “punch in the chin” that was “legitimately” deserved. Regarding what went wrong, Spencer said:

“The critical response was not what we wanted. Sort of like getting up. What can we learn? How can we improve? Clearly quality and execution are things we can do, but one thing I won’t do is go against the creative aspirations of our teams.

“I am a huge supporter of Arkane Austin. His track record is impressive. I love a lot of the great games they’ve built. This is one where the team missed its own internal goals when it launched. I think maybe it’s a little simplistic to say, ‘Hey, maybe if you pushed it back three months, the core creative would have delivered something different than what it was.’

In the meantime, Arkane Austin is taking short-term feedback and working on 60 FPS mode, which has a “good timeline.” “We are going to continue working on the game. We have shown a commitment to games like sea ​​of ​​thieves and Grounded, to continue building games. But I also know that these games are $70, and I’m going to take full responsibility for releasing a game that has to be great.”


redfall is now available for Xbox and PC consoles. About the game we commented that it is an FPS that although it has an interesting story in the background, its mechanics are not surprising and that the technical section has flaws. You can read our review at this link.