Microsoft Says Redfall For PS5 Wasn’t Canceled

Redfall Update

Microsoft is firing back at claims that it canceled the PlayStation 5 (PS5) version of Redfall.

In an IGN France interview with Creative Director Harvey Smith, Smith said that once Microsoft purchased Zenimax, the parent company of Bethesda, things changed on the development of Redfall. Smith said that Microsoft said that they weren’t going to release the game on PS5. Instead, the focus was going to be strictly on Xbox Series X, PC, and Game Pass.

According to Gamespot, a spokesperson told them Microsoft hasn’t “pulled any games from PlayStation”.

The full statement is as follows:

“We haven’t pulled any games from PlayStation. In fact, we’ve expanded our footprint of games that we’ve shipped on Sony’s PlayStation since our acquisition of ZeniMax, and the first two games we shipped after closing were PlayStation 5 exclusives [Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop]. We did the same thing since our closing of Minecraft as we extended 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 do 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.”

Based on the comment to Gamespot, it would seem to indicate that the game was never in development for PS5. However, Smith specifically mentioned that it was.

Insider Gaming has reached out to Microsoft for more clarification and will update the story should a response be received.

Redfall launches for Xbox Series X, PC, and Game Pass on May 2.

What do you think of Microsoft saying it never canceled Redfall, or any other games, for PS5?

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  1. Case by case scenario so it was probably planned for PS5 at some point they got bought, now its not. Thats buisness man lets not act like Sony wouldnt do the same thing. Naught Dog was bought and turned into a 1st party studio only making exclusives. So would everyone feel better if MS just dismanles these studios and rename them or something.

  2. Why are people so presses about MS making Redfall exclusive to Xbox/PC? Why do you think the purchased Bethesda?? Also, Sony has plenty of exclusives so they’ll be just fine. It’s funny how when the tables turn all the PS fanboys piss and moan. Payback is a betch.

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