Among the biggest surprises of Microsoft’s E3 2021 conference, Redfall is a new cooperative shooter developed by Arkane Studios exclusively for the platforms of the Redmond house, namely Xbox and PC. We haven’t officially heard of it since, however last night the game was the subject of a large leak.
In these hours, numerous images and information about Redfall are emerging, presumably put around by an employee of an external company in charge of carrying out playtests. If you want to take a look at the images – which depict weapons, settings and menus of a game visibly still under development – you can head to the link at the bottom of this news, here instead we will focus on the information leaked.
The leaker described Redfall’s gameplay as very similar to Borderlands. The game can be played both alone and in cooperative, and does not provide for the replacement of teammates with characters controlled by Artificial Intelligence, as happens for example in Left 4 Dead. There will be six heroes to choose from, each featuring unique abilities and capable of acting both in stealth mode and with weapons drawn. The roster of enemies includes humans, vampires and monstrosities skilled in melee or ranged, as well as powerful Borderlands-style bosses. Killing opponents grants experience points, just like completing missions (there are also secondary tasks).
The arsenal (partly visible in the images), includes a mix of traditional guns and unique weapons, such as a stake thrower. The map, on the other hand, has been united in size to that of Fallout 76 and Ghost of Tsushima, with seamless transitions from one area to another as also happens in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Pending confirmations or denials from Microsoft and Arkane Studios, we remind you that Redfall has been in development for 4 years and that it is destined to be released in 2022 on PC and Xbox Series X.