The rollout window for Redfall, Microsoft’s most awaited launch title for 2023, can now be marked on planners. Redfall’s official release date of May 2 on Xbox Series X and PC was disclosed at Wednesday’s Xbox and Bethesda event. The project will also debut on Xbox Game Pass, which has the developers at Arkane a little worried about the potential influx of new gamers.
In addition to the official revelation of the game’s launch date, we were also treated to a comprehensive breakdown showing off even more of what players may anticipate when the game finally debuts in four months. We saw some of the new locales in Redfall, all of which were designed with narrative in heart, as well as some of the new adversaries and the skills they’ll use against you, several dynamically created monster hideouts, as well as some new safe rooms with residents you can chat to and take assignments from. Available to-play characters’ skills, such as translocation and an extremely noisy robot that may be used to distract adversaries, were also shown.
In case you haven’t heard of it before, Arkane Studios, the creators of games like Dishonored and Deathloop, are now hard at work on a new game called Redfall. It’s a first-person co-op action set in the village of Redfall on the archipelago of Blood Island, where you and up to two other players must eliminate hordes of vampires. Redfall may be enjoyed with others, but it can also be experienced alone, and developer Arkane has said that playing the game solo is just as much fun as playing with others.
Among the other surprises shown during the event was Hi-Fi Rush, an action-adventure rhythm game developed by Tango Gameworks and released for Xbox this very second. Forza Motorsport, one of the most technically complex motorsport titles ever, now has a new teaser, while Minecraft Legends, one of the most anticipated titles of the year, will be launched in April.