Redfall’s map would be the largest in any of Arkane Austin’s video games to this point, the developer has mentioned in a brand new video.
Karen Segars, artwork director at Arkane, described the setting as quaint and small, even though Redfall will likely be its “greatest” sport.
Talos One, the setting for Prey 2017, is dwarfed by a farm space gamers go to in considered one of Redfall’s early missions, Studio director Harvey Smith recalled.
Segars mentioned Talos One was roughly the dimensions of 5 (American) soccer pitches, which equals 27k sq. metres. Redfall is very large in comparison with Arkane’s earlier video games, however Arkane has promised it is going to have simply as a lot environmental storytelling.
Smith described Redfall as Arkane’s most bold challenge but, however not simply due to its measurement. Ricardo Naked, the sport’s artistic director, spoke in regards to the totally different strategy the workforce had taken to designing the city of Redfall.
“We begin with one thing actually bizarre and unbelievable like Dunwall or [a] house station, after which we work to make it so the gamers can perceive the house and be taught in regards to the surroundings,” he mentioned of the method in Dishonored and Prey. “However this time we began with one thing acquainted on goal… after which we twist it.”
This additionally alludes to the skills a number of the sport’s extra highly effective vampires have entry to, warping actuality with psychic energy. Naked additionally claimed that “none of [the vampires] are romantic pursuits” however hey, that did not cease us all falling head over heels for Lady Dimitrescu.
The builders additionally talked about how they’ve modified the gameplay from Dishonored and Prey to go well with each single and multiplayer periods. There’s now a ability tree, so one character can specialize in plenty of totally different roles. When enjoying in co-op, abilities which can be absolutely levelled up can even profit different gamers.
Redfall is predicted to launch within the first half of 2023 on PC and Xbox Collection X and S.