Pete Hines Believes People Will Play Redfall Ten Years From Now
If you’ve never heard of the almighty failure that was Redfall, perhaps you’ve had a lucky escape from some depressing news. This vampire-themed open-world title from Arkane Austin was released in May 2023, and it quickly became regarded as one of the worst games of all time. It has now dwindled away into complete nothingness and stands all but abandoned in the darkness, but Bethesda’s Head of Publishing, Pete Hines, doesn’t believe it has totally died just yet.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Hines was talking about the ‘chaotic nature’ introduced by having lots of bugs present in a game. In this interview, Hines touched upon Redfall, stressing that despite ‘not getting the start they wanted,’ remains sure that people will still be playing Redfall on Game Pass ten years from now.
Did You Give Up On Redfall?
It was a pretty terrible game, that’s for sure. It had almost no redeeming qualities, and that’s why it has almost been completely forgotten just four months after it was released. However, Pete Hines doesn’t see it like that:
We’re going to get it to be a good game because we know, as a first-party studio, Game Pass lives forever. There will be people ten years from now who are going to join Game Pass, and Redfall will be there.
In the interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Pete Hines stressed that Redfall is still being worked on, and there are things in the pipeline that’ll ‘make it better’. For instance, there’s the 60 FPS upgrade that players thought would be delivered shortly after release – that’s just one of the many things that could be done or added to make the game a little more tolerable.
In his own words, ‘it’s still a fun game.’
He used Fallout 76 as a working example, stressing that the launch ‘wasn’t flawless’ but now it’s this ‘insanely popular multiplatform’ game.
What do you think? Does Redfall deserve a second chance?