Redfall hasn’t been the best-received game during its launch. Some folks found enjoyment in the established core gameplay, while others couldn’t past its flaws. As the whole internet seemed to burn, Microsoft, Bethesda, and Arkane Studios stayed quiet letting players wonder what will happen to the game.
Especially, after the GameRant article that Arkane Studios has already moved on to their next game didn’t do Redfall any favors. It seemed like the studio had abandoned Redfall, and only because they found a job listing for a new game.
Of course, Arkane Studios is working on their next game, however, there is still a team in place that works on post-launch support. Other game studios do the same, a smaller team is set up to establish the next big thing before others move over.
Is Arkane Still Working on Redfall?
Yes, Arkane Studios is still working on Redfall. Here are a few public examples that confirm this statement.
- [Sept 1, 2023] Pete Hines who is the head of global publishing at Bethesda stated that they are not done with Redfall and are committed to improving the game just as they did with Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online.
- [June 15, 2023] Microsoft game studio chief Matt Booty said in an interview with Axios that they aren’t closing the studio and they are still hard at work producing content and updates for Redfall.
- [June 12, 2023] While the studio just released a big 1.1 update for Redfall, the game’s Production Director, Ben Horne, confirmed during a Bethesda Live Stream on June 14th, 2023, that Arkane is still working on Redfall.
- [May 2, 2023] They still need to make the 2 additional playable characters for Redfall as that’s promised content to all the owners of the Bite Back Edition of the game.
I enjoyed my time with Redfall but I can also see that the game isn’t perfect and I would like those issues to be fixed. While there was an acknowledgment from Phil Spencer that Reddall wasn’t received well, I missed the confirmation that they are stepping up to make things right.
With all the radio silence going on it made the community wonder if Redfall is still being supported. I have seen that question appear multiple times and therefore wrote this article to provide clarity.
I think we need to be patient for now as more things are on Redfall’s Roadmap.