Redfall is officially dead after Bethesda close Arkane Studios

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The last couple of months have been tough for the games industry, with news studios facing closure each day. Redfall’s developer, Arkane Studios, is yet another studio that’s powered its PCs down for the last time following an announcement.

Today it was announced that Arkane Austin will close and development will not continue on Redfall.

To everyone that has supported the work from our Austin studio over the years, thank you. Thank you for spending time in our worlds and making them your own.

Arkane Lyon will continue their focus on immersive experiences where they are hard at work on their upcoming project. Redfal players who purchased the Hero Pass as part of the premium Bite Back Edition or the premium Bite Back upgrade will be eligible to receive the value of the upgrade.

While there will be no further updates, Redfall’s servers will remain online for players to enjoy.

Arkane Studios

At the very least, Redfall servers will remain online for the foreseeable future, and while the game may not have been successful, at least those who do enjoy it will keep the chance to play it.

Bethesda has also shuttered Tango Gameworks, the developers of Hi-Fi RUSH, an action-rhythm based game that saw a fantastic fan reception. They were also responsible for The Evil Within, the first game I owned on my Xbox One.

Mighty Doom and Alpha Dog Studios have also been shuttered, though not until August 7th.

This is a developing story, with more to come.

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