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.
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