Arkane’s co-op vampire shooter will see performance upgrades post-launch, with no current timeline for the 60fps update
Arkane Studios’ highly anticipated co-op vampire shooter, Redfall, is set to launch with locked framerates of 30fps on both Xbox Series X and S consoles. For the Xbox Series S, the game will run at 1440p and 30fps, while the Xbox Series X version will run at 4K and 30fps. These settings represent the “Quality mode” for each platform.
Performance Mode Coming Post-Launch
Bethesda, the game’s publisher, confirmed that a 60fps “Performance mode” option is still in the works for Redfall on consoles. However, this feature will now be implemented post-launch via an update. The announcement, made on Twitter, did not provide further details on why the 60fps option won’t be available at launch or when the update is expected to arrive.
Redfall is launching on Xbox consoles with Quality mode only:— Redfall (@playRedfall) April 12, 2023
Xbox Series X: 4K 30 FPS
Xbox Series S: 1440p 30 FPS
60 FPS Performance mode will be added via game update at a later date. pic.twitter.com/NLaGsMbwdW
Redfall Gameplay Details
Redfall is an always-online, cooperative shooter for up to four players, pitting you and your teammates against both vampires and human enemies in a vast open world. Although the game can be played solo, Arkane initially stated that an internet connection would be required regardless.
Arkane’s Harvey Smith, Redfall’s creative director, revealed in an interview with Eurogamer last month that the team is now considering reversing the single-player always-online restriction. However, there is no word yet on when this change will be implemented.
Controversy Surrounding PlayStation 5 Version
Smith’s comments in the same interview also sparked controversy when he suggested that a PlayStation 5 version of Redfall had been planned until Microsoft acquired Bethesda and canceled the idea. Microsoft was subsequently forced to issue a statement claiming that it had not “pulled any games” from PlayStation. Sony used Smith’s comments as evidence of how Microsoft might handle Call of Duty in its latest response to the UK regulator investigating Xbox’s Activision Blizzard acquisition.
Redfall is set to launch on PC and Xbox Series X/S on 4th May.