It hasn’t been the best year for Xbox releases, and for the most part, the games that were highly anticipated and revealed quite some time ago have all been delayed. For instance, Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios’ space epic, was pushed back from having a confirmed date to an undetermined one.
Now, it seems that Redfall, Arkane’s open-world vampire-slaying adventure, has suffered from yet another delay, as it was originally set to launch in the summer of 2022, but was pushed back to the ‘first half’ of 2023. In a Tweet, prominent leaker ‘Okami Games’ revealed from insider sources that Redfall has been delayed yet again, this time by around six weeks.
Reportedly, Redfall is Arkane’s ‘most ambitious game ever’, and that’s coming from the studio that developed the Dishonored franchise, as well as Prey and Deathloop.
The Vampires Will Wait a Little Longer
If Okami Games’ source is to be believed, it may not be until May 2023 that Redfall surfaces, which is yet another blow being dealt to Xbox fans. In the summer of 2021, Bethesda and Xbox teamed up to host a massive showcase, during which countless new games were revealed, many of them coming from Bethesda’s subsidiaries.
Unfortunately, almost all of the heavy-hitting titles from the show are yet to be released, even more than eighteen months later.
Redfall is a unique open-world first-person shooter, giving the player the ability to assume control of one of four talented characters. They’re all very different protagonists in their own way, with some of them boasting mystical abilities, while others are experts at combat.
It looks like a fun, innovative take on a Left 4 Dead-style title set in a large, open environment. It boasts single-player and multiplayer modes, and by all accounts, it’s a very expansive, open-ended game.
However, owing to this latest bout of information, players will have to wait longer than expected to get their hands on the game, despite never actually having a confirmed release date in the first place.
For some, this is good news, as a game that launches before it’s actually ready isn’t enjoyable for anybody.