Redfall To Reportedly Release In May 2023: We expected to have heard by now about the exact release dates for Redfall and Starfield, Microsoft’s two most high-profile exclusive releases that had previously been pushed back from 2022.
However, this has not been the case. Instead, we’ll be looking at a new story from Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who cites sources saying the current target release date for Redfall is early May 2023. This would fall within the “first half of 2023” generic range Microsoft previously stated.
Arkane’s Redfall, which was planned for a late summer 2022 release, will be delayed by over a year. Speculation regarding its visual quality stemmed from leaks made during development; however, those concerns may or may not have contributed to the project’s delay.
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A departure from Arkane’s typical fare, Redfall is a four-player, co-op open-world game with special ability kits and weaponry focused on vampire hunters. Microsoft is putting a lot of faith in the 2022 releases of Redfall and Starfield, which were meant to impact Xbox sales in 2018 significantly.
These games will be the first notable releases from an Xbox firm that Bethesda recently acquired. Starfield, in particular, will carry a lot of expectations as a massive, core Bethesda product. Also, it’s expected to come out in the first half of 2023, but the longer we wait, the more likely they’ll delay it by a year to make it their big holiday release in the fall of 2023.
Compared to the Xbox One’s early years, this is not a poor generation for Xbox. Metacritic was named the publisher of the year in 2021, the year they released Microsoft Flight Simulator, Psychonauts 2, Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5, and Halo Infinite.
However, 2022 was highly barren because of the delays, as proven by The Game Prizes, when Microsoft had almost nothing nominated, while Sony and Nintendo had dozens of games up for many awards.
I have more faith in Starfield’s commercial success than in Redfall, which has always seemed a little strange to me, but Arkane rarely lets me down, and the idea that the game will combine elements of the Borderlands series with Arkane’s distinct style appeals to me.
Given the anticipated saturation of the marketplace in February and March of 2023, a release in May also makes sense. If you find this interesting, please forward it to your friends. Visit Lighthousejournal.org for the most up-to-date and recent celebrity news.
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