Redfall: everything we know about Besthesda’s open

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The highlight of the 2021 Xbox Games Showcase will be driving stakes through the hearts of ruthless vampires! With Redfall, Bethesda wants to confront a team of four heroes against hordes of vampires who have taken over a city. Does he have all the platelets in his blood that could make us addicted? The clock strikes twelve: it’s time to take stock of Microsoft’s next big game.

Summary

  • Who develops Redfall?
  • What is the story of the game about?
  • What is the gameplay of the title?
  • What are the specificities of the main protagonists?
  • Can the player customize his hero?
  • Is 100% solo play allowed?
  • Will Redfall be released on PlayStation 5 or Switch?
  • Any idea of ​​the release date? Will it be released in Game Pass?

Who develops Redfall?

red fall is developed by Arkane Austin, the studio to which we owe the Prey of 2017. It is therefore not the team behind Deathloop which is located in Lyon. Leading the project are Ricardo Bare and Harvey Smith, two industry veterans. The software is published by Bethesda Softwork, a group belonging since March 2021 to the American giant Microsoft.


What is the story of the game about?

In the heart of the island town of Redfall, a town located in Massachusetts, a scientific experiment aimed at increasing the life expectancy of humans goes wrong. A visceral evil is spreading. The sun is obscured, the tides are pushed back, and all roads leading to the city are destroyed. Little by little, an army of vampires besieges the city. In front of her, a small group of survivors tries to discover the origins of this chaos in order to better fight it. The big problem is that these monsters from the laboratories are only at the beginning of their evolution.

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What is the gameplay of the title?

Redfall is an open-world first-person shooter that puts the spotlight on co-op. It mixes sustained action and immersive sim within the two large districts of the game (themselves divided into districts). Four heroes with distinct skills must battle diabolical creatures to progress through the storyline through main and side missions. Equipped with customizable equipment, a varied arsenal and special powers (scientific or supernatural), these characters are the last hope of the inhabitants of the city.

Multiple races of vampires will stand in the way of heroes. In addition to classic minions and more evolved guards, Redfall hides in its infamous arteries Harpooners, creatures capable of isolating a survivor from his group. At the head of these bloodthirsty monsters, we find powerful magicians. It is the latter who succeeded in obscuring the sun and repelling the waters. Like Left 4 Dead, sticking together is the best way to survive. Be careful though: the more players that join the game, the more the vampire threat grows. Although the direct approach is possible, it is advisable to reconnoiter before firing into the heap.

Redfall: everything we know about Besthesda's open-world action game

What are the specificities of the main protagonists?

The software developed by Arkane features four main protagonists that can be played. Layla Ellison is a biomedical engineering student who gained telekinetic powers through an experiment performed on her at Aevum Therapeutics. For his part, Jacob Boyer is a former army sniper who joined Bellwether, a paramilitary group. This emeritus sniper found himself decked out with a vampiric eye as well as a spectral crow useful for knowing what is happening in the surroundings. Devinder Crousley is a bit of the Geo Trouvetou of the band. He makes his own anti-vampire weapons and has only one thing in mind: to survive to reveal to the world what is happening in Redfall. Finally, Remi de la Rosa is a seasoned military engineer. Dangerous situations, she knows! With her robot soldier, she is determined to destroy monsters with all her might. Unlike a lot of other co-op games, it is possible for the group to be made up of the same character several times.

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Can the player customize his hero?

Yes, customization is even one of the central elements of Arkane’s title. The player collects experience points when completing main and side quests. These points are to be spent on improving his hero’s skills (like Layla’s psychic umbrella or Jacob’s scout crow) or his attributes (health, storage capacity, etc.). Arkane’s ambition is to offer complementary skills, thanks to customization, even if four players decide to embody the same character. It is also possible to improve the weapons found in Redfall, weapons that are of different levels and more or less rare. The player can also customize the look of his hero.


Is 100% solo play allowed?

Although designed for four-player multiplayer, Redfall is playable solo. Going solo is described as a stealthier experience, creating a “more exploratory” pace according to the team. Arkane’s developers assure that “Redfall represents the fusion between the studio’s signature gameplay and story-driven shooters”.

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Will Redfall be released on PlayStation 5 or Switch?

No, Redfall is an Xbox and PC exclusive. Since Microsoft bought Bethesda/Zenimax, the publisher’s future games remain uncertain on media that belong to Sony and Nintendo.


Any idea of ​​the release date? Will it be released in Game Pass?

Officially, Redfall will be released in the first half of 2023 on Xbox Series X|S and PC. It will be available from the day of its launch in the Game Pass.

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Redfall: everything we know about Besthesda’s open-world action game