The question on everyone’s mind following the announcement of Redfall’s release date is focused on crossplay possibilities, and the game's team broke the news in uncanny action.
Sony has only recently realized the potential Discord holds in the gaming community, but Bethesda Softworks was already on it. A few days ago, employees were holding a Q&A session in the Arkane Studios Discord server, and the topic of crossplay eventually came to the forefront.
From there, the answer was shared with the broader audience as a post on the official Twitter page for the game.
🤝 Crossplay confirmed between Xbox + PC Game Pass + Steam + Epic Game Store.
🗣️ Question credit: QuietGamer90
📰 Read full #AskArkane Q&A here: https://t.co/oFxyDbBg2j pic.twitter.com/9wl8uWhNni
— Redfall (@playRedfall) March 6, 2023
With Redfall being just two months away from launching on the Xbox Series S/X, the PC, and the Game Pass, this confirmation is a big deal. However, this doesn't dispell concerns about Redfall being Arkane's first venture outside of typical single-player-only immersive simulation titles such as Dishonored and Prey.
Another topic raised in the session was the night cycle, with players asking how it will affect gameplay. It’s only understandable to face different enemies during the day and night, given that they will be fighting vampires. Arkane confirmed this and mentioned that after the initial delay, players can expect the "best, most polished version" of the game to arrive on May 2.
Depending on the size of your party, you’ll see changes in the sorts of enemies you encounter, how strong they are compared to solo, and the frequency of elite traits," Redfall community manager Richard Stanford wrote.
Bethesda has been doing its best to give Redfall enough attention, especially since Starfield got an official release date after months of play testers raving about it.
In the meantime, those in the higher-ups have other priorities at the moment, with the Activision Blizzard deal being such a major mess it might result in Microsoft reportedly selling Xbox if it falls through. The organization also keeps bleeding talent as Tango Gameworks founder Shinji Mikami left a while ago. Thankfully, the collection of games offered on the Xbox Game Pass for March should serve as a worthy distraction.