Redfall Will Require a Constant Online Internet Connection, Even in Single Player. According to the updated Redfall FAQ on Bethesda’s website, a persistent online connection is a must for both single player and co-op play. You will also need a Bethesda.net account linked to your Steam or Xbox profile. So, if you’re planning to embark on a vampire hunting adventure in Arkane’s latest sandbox game, make sure you have both an internet connection and a Bethesda.net account.
While it may not cause as much controversy as it once did, the concept of “always-online” gaming is still a source of unease for many players. The primary concern is not about internet access, as there are still a significant number of gamers who face this challenge. Instead, players are more worried about the possibility of being unable to access these games due to technical issues.
Having a constant connection requirement means that a server outage can prevent you from playing a game that you were previously enjoying in single-player mode. This is not a new issue, but it still feels odd when the focus is on solo play. It’s likely that some players were taken by surprise, especially since Bethesda had previously indicated that Redfall would appeal to fans of single-player Arkane games like Dishonored.
In addition to the concerns about temporary outages, the mandatory online connection raises questions about the longevity and preservation of the game. If your ability to play a game in single-player mode is dependent on the servers being operational, you won’t be able to play the game if the servers are eventually shut down. While this is not an immediate concern for Redfall, it is still worth considering. Having an offline option is always a good thing, but with the increasing emphasis on online gaming through live service releases, cloud and subscription services, and multiplayer, this news may not be a concern for many Redfall fans.
Redfall Release Date
Redfall will be released on May 2nd, 2023, as confirmed by the development team and publisher. The game was originally scheduled to be released in 2022, but due to production delays, its release was pushed back to 2023, just like one of the most anticipated games, Starfield.