Microsoft says it has “not removed any games from PlayStation”. This is after game designer Harvey Smith from Arkane, maker of Redfall games, stated in an interview that Microsoft had developed Redfall for PS5 which was scrapped after the acquisition of Bethesda.
Microsoft has to Eurogamer. The tech giant denies that it “took gaming away from PlayStation” and argues that the opposite is likely to be true. The company refers to Deathlop and GhostWire: Tokyo; Those have PS5 exclusivity periods of around a year. Minecraft is also mentioned. “Since our Minecraft deal, we’ve expanded the scope of this franchise,” the company says. A few days after the Mojang acquisition announcement, Minecraft has arrived on the PS Vita. Several Nintendo platforms followed later.
With the ruling, Microsoft appears to be stating that Smith’s statements are not true, though it’s not a direct denial either. “We were bought by Microsoft and it was a change with a capital V. They came in and said ‘No PlayStation 5, we’re focused on Xbox, PC and Game Pass,'” Smith said on Wednesday.
Redfall will also be released for Windows as well as Xbox Series X and S. Arkane has always served PlayStation with its previous games Deathloop, Dishonored, and Prey. This is no longer the case with Redfall.
Redfall will be released on May 2 and is a first-person shooter with fantasy elements. Players compete against vampires and cult members who worship vampires. The player characters also have their own powers and equipment to offer a variety of gameplay. The game can be played in single player or in cooperative mode with up to four players.
Update, 11:45 p.m.: The wording of the title, body and body has been modified to more clearly highlight exactly what Microsoft denies and doesn’t.
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