Arkane Studios director Harvey Smith has revealed that the vampire co-op title was originally in development for PlayStation 5 but once Microsoft took over, they immediately cancelled this version.
One of the most exciting new Xbox exclusives is an open-world vampire shooter Redfall , which is currently scheduled to launch on Game Pass for PC and Xbox on May 2, 2023. The game was announced a couple of years ago, shortly after Microsoft acquired Bethesda .
Back then, many argued that Redfall would definitely launch on PlayStation 5 if it wasn't for the acquisition, which turned out to be true, as Arkane Studios director Harvey Smith reveals in the latest interview with IGN France.
When asked whether the PlayStation 5 version ever existed, Smith replied affirmatively, adding that it was Microsoft who obviously wanted to focus only on their ecosystem. "We were acquired by Microsoft and it was a change with capital C. They came in and said 'No PS5, we're focusing on Xbox, PC and the Game Pass'," Smith revealed.
The news also comes in the wake of Microsoft's continued efforts to convince regulators to approve their second biggest gaming acquisition evet, which is Activision Blizzard. The UK regulator CMA and the US regulator CMA have mentioned in their reports that Microsoft promised to continue releasing Bethesda games on PlayStation, but they are locking both Redfall and Starfield to their platform.
Whether this interview ends up in one of the next reports, it remains to be seen.
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