The producers of Redfall have addressed the comparisons between the co-op vampire shooting game and the co-op zombie shooter game Left 4 Dead. Redfall, like Left 4 Dead, is a co-op first-person shooter in which players assume the roles of characters with individual personalities. Redfall, like Left 4 Dead, has players destroying swarms of undead creatures, though vampires replace zombies.
It’s unsurprising that some fans have drawn parallels between Redfall and Left 4 Dead, albeit the gameplay so far hasn’t given off much of a L4D vibe. Redfall does not look to be as hectic as Left 4 Dead, and it has an open environment rather than discrete levels. Redfall gameplay footage plainly shows that the game is aiming for something different than what Valve’s franchise has to offer, but it hasn’t stopped comparisons from being made.
Arkane’s Ricardo Bare addressed the Left 4 Dead parallelsand noted that he understands why Redfall has been likened to Left 4 Dead, but that the game is more similar to Far Cry. “Redfall occasionally feels like what you’d get if you merged the Arkane creative values with Far Cry 2 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R,” studio director Harvey Smith remarked. Fans of those games should, of course, keep an eye on Redfall if it isn’t already on their radar.
One potential issue with drawing influence from Far Cry is inheriting the shortcomings of that franchise. Far Cry games can have wide worlds that are potentially too huge at times, according to GamesRadar, but Redfall should not have that problem.
Redfall’s open environment is smaller, and the pace is “slowed down” in comparison to Far Cry.
Redfall appears to be a difficult game to get off, but Arkane has a track record that cannot be overlooked. Since releasing Dishonored in 2012, the company has on on a roll, following up with Dishonored 2, Prey, and, most recently, Deathloop. Most of Arkane’s work has been hailed by fans and critics alike, so Redfall should live up to expectations.
According to rumours, the Redfall release date has been pushed back internally, and the game will now be released sometime in May. This information comes from trustworthy sources, but fans should take it with a grain of salt. Redfall currently lacks an official release date, but with the game still slated to arrive in the first half of 2023, more detailed details should emerge sooner rather than later.
Redfall is in development for PC and Xbox Series X.
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