Redfall Developers – Arkane, seek Assistance from id Software to Enhance Co op Open World Gameplay
Vampires run amok in your town with most citizens either drained of blood, turned or forced to hurriedly leave their homes with nothing more than the clothes on their back. With almost every un-infected human packing up and leaving, only your team of gunslingers can save your homestead from imminent destruction. What’re you gonna do?
Players are given free rein on an island overrun by vampires in the co-op shooter Redfall. In a situation akin to 30 Days of Night, the sun has been obscured, putting you, a human, in constant danger. You and your squad must fend off the bloodthirsty hunters using a variety of weapons, spells, and anti-vampire technology. Similar to Starfeld, this game was originally scheduled to release in 2022 but will now probably debut in the first half of 2023.
Redfall – The First Co op, Open World Game By Arkane
Arkane has established itself as one of the top producers of immersive simulation games in the market with bold titles like Dishonored and Prey, but with its upcoming game – Redfall, the studio is making an even bolder move in the gaming market.
Although the game still has the same similarity with what Arkane has always been known for, it will also, for the first time in the studio’s history, emphasize co-op gameplay and be set in an open world.
As you might expect, this will result in additional gameplay changes, such as the fact that Redfall will have a combat gameplay loop that is much more akin to a traditional frst-person shooter than any previous Arkane game.
Ricardo Bare ‘BARE IT ALL’ In Interview?
Ricardo Bare, the game’s creative director, claimed in a recent interview that since the game is “more of a shooter” than earlier Arkane games, the fun of combat depends largely on fusing the special talents of each individual hero or heroine during encounters.
The fun comes from each of the heroes’ abilities, Bare said, even though this is more of a shooter than anything else we’ve ever worked on. Using the powers, combining them, and improving
It’s interesting to note that Bare continued by saying that because Redfall’s shooter gameplay is more action-oriented, Arkane contacted other developers that specialize in the genre, including id Software, the company that created DOOM, for support.
“There’s a certain level of work you have to put into a shooter to just reach the minimum bar,” he said.
“If your guns don’t feel good, you’ll inevitably get compared to all the other shooters out there.” “We received advice from a few of our sister studios; DOOM’s developers visited us and provided feedback on a few occasions. Overall, we are pleased with the outcome”.
Redfall is currently in development for the Xbox Series X/S and PC, and a 2023 launch is anticipated. Developers have scheduled an early May release date at the earliest.
We will defnitely keep you updated on all future developments as they unfold with regards to Redfall. It is interesting that Arkane are not trying to do it all themselves, but rather doing the professional thing by soliciting for expert advice on the development of Redfall. It is understandable though, as Redfall is their frst ever co op, Open World Game and a departure from the immersive simulation games that they have proven to be top-dogs at. We can only hope that Redfall meets all their expectations, and more importantly, serves up a great gaming experience for an increasingly eager gaming public.