Redfall Could Drop The Always-Online Requirement

Arkane is Working to Drop Redfall's Always Online Requirement

Abdullah Waseem
Abdullah Waseem
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  • Redfall always online requirement being worked on
  • Nothing promised at this stage
  • Releases on May 2, 2023

Last month, it was revealed that Redfall would always require you to be online whether you play single-player or co-op. While the trailers and gameplay for the title have received fairly positive remarks, this one thing was a major letdown for many. However, according to an Interview with Eurogamer, Redfall might drop the always-online requirement.

Arkane Is Addressing The Redfall Always-Online Issue

Game director Harvey Smith has revealed that they feel empathy for gamers who don’t have a reliable connection. Therefore they are working on addressing this issue in the future. Smith also admitted that critiques on Redfall always-online issue are completely valid. He stated:

We do take it with a lot of empathy. We listen. And we have already started work to address this in the future. We have to do some things like encrypt your save games and do a bunch of UI work to support it. And so we are looking into – I’m not supposed to promise anything – but we’re looking into and working actively toward fixing that in the future.

Main characters from Redfall shown in the cinematic reveal trailer
Main characters from Redfall

Even though the removal of the online element isn’t a promise, it’s good to see a studio admitting its flaw and working on it. According to Smith, the always-online element has been added to help the devs with accessibility stuff and tweak things players find annoying. On the brighter side, Smith revealed there won’t be any microtransactions in the game. And there are also plans for a Redfall DLC in the future.

Do you guys have a problem with Redfall’s always-online element or are you always connected? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Abdullah is an avid gamer who primarily plays single-player titles. If you can't find him anywhere, he'll probably be at his desk playing The Witcher 3 for the millionth time. When he isn't playing games, he's either reading or writing about them.
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