later Redfall Released earlier this year, it immediately became a top contender for worst AAA release of the year. Probably in several generations of consoles. Some said the criticism was quite extreme, and yet, at the end of the year, it seems the title has still failed to find its audience, to say the least.
now, Redfall There are between 3 and 38 concurrent players steam Regardless of the time you check the statistics. No, there are no missing zeros. Three players! We don’t know how the game is going though Xbox o game pass Specifically, it’s definitely not among the top 50 most played games on the service It’s not just a “look, the game is bad” reason Bethesda y Microsoft They promised, which means there is a deeper problem here.
As recently as September, Pete Hines talked about how they’re not quitting Redfall Because in the long run, it always will game pass Even if it was a weak launch:
“We’re going to make it a good game because we know, as a first-party studio, that it is game pass Lasts forever. Ten years from now there will be people who join game passy Redfallwill remain there”.
He added: “We’re the same company that’s had launches that didn’t turn out the way we wanted, and we don’t abandon things because they didn’t start well.”
but Redfall Arkane has been virtually abandoned. Its last update was in June 2023, a month after its release, and nothing significant has been added in the four months since then. And no, that 60fps update, which looked like it was coming right after launch, apparently never happened.
Beyond that is the biggest problem Bethesda As part of that form game pass To make more money with the “free” games released there, there was a version “bite on the back” that came with some cosmetics, but the most interesting thing was the promise of two new characters joining the original four. That bundle is still on sale today, either by itself for $30 or in a $100 bundle that includes the base game, though the game hasn’t even had the most basic update since June, leaving the impression that it’s actually going to include these new characters.
So what will he do? Bethesda y Microsoft? Continue spending millions to create content for a game with three concurrent players pc And maybe hundreds or thousands Xbox? Or cut their losses and issue refunds for post-launch content they seem to have abandoned?
I can’t fault it at all Arcane y Bethesda To wash your hands Redfall and move on. This seems to be the right decision. And yet, if this is happening, they need to make it clear, make things right with the people who paid for it. DLC And stop selling it.
Of course, I think it’s possible Arcane I somehow managed to get all of this in the end, but it seems like a huge waste of time. It is known Arcane Now he turns his attention Dishonest 3And it does not seem wise to devote more attention RedfallBroken promises or not.
Editor’s note: Yes, it seems the most reasonable to abandon something that will not be solved, the problem here is that they promised to fix it among many other things and nothing was done, I am very sorry that there are people who pay for this mess. Every day I feel like I was too humble with the ratings I gave here on Atomix.