Arkane Austin addresses closure, Redfall status

May 7, 2024 by No Comments


in A new post On Twitter, developer Arcane Studios confirmed that Arcane Austin is closing, with development on Redfall no longer continuing. The post adds that Arcane Leon is still working on his next project.

A new report today confirmed that Microsoft is shutting down four game studios, including Arcane Austin and Tango Gameworks. So, the fate of games like Redfall looked bleak.

Arcane Studios explained in today’s post that Redfall’s servers “will be online for players to enjoy.”

Redfall launched almost exactly a year ago in May 2023. The game has received very mixed reviews from critics and fans, and Metacritic user scores currently sit at a dismal 3.5.

However, the devs have made an effort to add notable post-launch features. In October 2023, Redfall also added a 60 FPS performance mode, which many fans expected at launch. So, for those who ultimately enjoyed Redfall despite its initial flaws, at least Redfall is playable.

It’s a good gesture that Redfall players who bought the Hero Pass as part of premium purchases can still get the upgrade value.

Arkane Lyon’s studio director Dinga Bakaba issued a long Reaction on Twitter Regarding the closure of Arcane Austin. They called the result “absolutely terrifying” and a “gut stab”.

Bacaba reiterated that Arcane Leon is “safe” but called on authorities to take care of artists and entertainers and “help them create value for you”.

The decision marks another blow to an industry that has been consistently hit by closures and layoffs. Last week, a warning filing in Washington state indicated that Take-Two Interactive would close its Seattle office.


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