While Starfield is easily the biggest title coming out from Bethesda this year, it isn’t their sole release for 2023. They had the surprise hit HI-FI RUSH but Arkane Studios’ Redfall was poorly received.
In a new interview, head of global publishing Pete Hines was asked about the game in an interview that was primarily about the upcoming Starfield. He was asked Redfall’s failure might’ve changed things internally for the company.
“We are always in a process of learning, so that’s not new for us. We don’t like failing to meet our players’ expectations.” Hines said to Gamesindustry.biz. “At the same time, we are the same company that has had launches that didn’t go the way we wanted, and we don’t quit or abandon stuff just because it didn’t start right.”
Games that he brought up that didn’t start off right were The Elder Scrolls Online MMO and Fallout 76. However he mentions they continued to support those games well past launch, which has paid off with both enjoying rather healthy playerbases.
The plan, he says, is to continue to support Redfall to make it a good game. As he puts it, “We’re going to get it to be a good game because we know, as a first-party studio, Game Pass lives forever. There will be people ten years from now who are going to join Game Pass, and Redfall will be there.”