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Xbox denies canceling development of Redfall for PS5

Xbox has denied the news that Redfall would ever come to PlayStation 5 but it was canceled following the Bethesda acquisition.

Microsoft has become much more aggressive in its studio arms race. The biggest acquisition completed by Microsoft is ZeniMax, which owns studios like Bethesda, famous for the Fallout and Elder Scrolls franchises, among many other things.


Arkane is also another studio under that umbrella and that team is developing the co-op vampire shooter, Redfall. While announced as an Xbox game, it was revealed in an interview with Arkane’s Harvey Smith that a PS5 version of the game was scrapped when the studio was acquired.

All of that said, Xbox is now rejecting these claims. When speaking to GameSpot, a spokesperson pointed out that Xbox hasn’t pulled any PlayStation titles and that can be seen from the fact that GhostWire: Tokyo and deathloop they were still released as limited-time PS5 exclusives after the acquisition was completed. As of now, it remains to be seen if Microsoft will release any future Bethesda/ZeniMax games on additional platforms.

“We have not removed any PlayStation games. In fact, we’ve expanded our footprint of games we’ve shipped on Sony’s PlayStation since our ZeniMax acquisition, and the first two games we shipped post-shutdown were PlayStation 5 exclusives.”, a Microsoft spokesperson told GameSpot. “We did the same since we closed Minecraft as we expanded the reach of that franchise. All of the games that were available on PlayStation when we acquired ZeniMax in March 2021 are still available on PlayStation, and we have continued to make content updates on PlayStation and PC. We have always said that future decisions about the distribution of ZeniMax games for other consoles will be made on a case-by-case basis.”