The next Xbox is getting a big exclusive. Bethesda’s Redfall is a game that, while it first included a PS5 version with a cross-platform perspective, remained an Xbox exclusive after Bethesda was acquired by Microsoft.
One of the biggest criticisms that the community had about the game was that it required you to be connected to the internet even if you were playing alone. The game director realizes that they at Arkane Studios have heard the criticism and are already working on a solution.
The Redfall director says why you should always be connected to the internet
As part of Redfall’s pre-session media, the Eurogamer team had the opportunity to ask director Harvey Smith about the 24/7 on-demand internet connection, and this is what he answered:
There are people who live in places where there are drops in their hands, or they are fighting with other family members because their mother is watching a movie on streaming or their brother is using another device. It is therefore a legitimate criticism. And we take them as true. We listen. He began to rebuild the future. We don’t need to do anything other than encrypt your files and work on the tool to confirm it. We are looking into it, I can’t promise you anything, but we are talking and working to fix it in the future.
Harvey Smith explained that the continuous connection is a requirement because it provides the studio with an opportunity to improve the accessibility of the game by receiving data that is happening in real time. He gave the example that if they saw many players dying when they fell down some stairs, they could change the game code so that it wouldn’t happen later. “There are reasons why an online game isn’t always tricky,” he said.
The director is also sure that the in-game store will not be as many as they thought, given the demand to connect to the internet. He noted that although there are plans for DLC that includes weapons, skins and characters, these will work in the same way as in other games, packages that you can buy from the Xbox store and not directly in the game store that add them. microtransactions to the experience.
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Redfall arrives on May 2 on Xbox Series X and PC, debuting from day one on the Xbox Game Pass service. If you want to know more about it, we recommend that you review our first impressions after playing it.