A few days ago we reported about the interview given by the creative director at Arkane Studios, Harvey Smith to IGN France. The developer revealed that after the absorption of Bethesda (owner of Arkane), Microsoft ordered the team responsible for Redfall to focus exclusively on PC, XSX/S and Game Pass, rather than PlayStation 5.
- These revelations, of course, sparked a great stir on the web and a wave of criticism against the Redmond giant, with some beginning to point out the company a kind of hypocrisy. Recall that in light of the possible acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft representatives constantly emphasize their good intentions and desire to make their games available on as many platforms as possible.
- The hype that has arisen around the American corporation has forced its representatives to issue an official statement. In a brief announcement, Microsoft denied Smith's words.
"We haven't pulled any games from PlayStation. In fact, we've expanded our footprint of games that we've shipped on Sony's PlayStation since our acquisition of ZeniMax [Bethesda's owner - ed. note], and the first two games we shipped after closing were PlayStation 5 exclusives," the statement reads (via Gamespot).
It's not hard to guess that Microsoft's spokesperson was referring to Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo, which were originally released exclusively on PC and PlayStation 5 consoles - even though they were released after the Redmond giant finalized its acquisition of Bethesda. Both games were made available on Xbox consoles a year after their debut (Deathloop is already out, Ghostwire will appear on the platform on April 12).
The problem, however, is that while the words about not pulling games from PlayStation are true, the fact that the work started on a game version for this platform has not been completed has not been commented on by Microsoft.
Finally, let's recall that Redfall will debut on May 2, this year. The game is headed for PC and Xbox Series X/S. At the same time, the title will be available as part of Game Pass - both on PC and the aforementioned consoles.
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- Redfall - official website