Arkane is a busy studio, and having made some of the most beloved immersive sims of recent years, has garnered a reputation that has made fans excited for whatever they’re working on next. Some screenshots for one of their upcoming titles has leaked online, and seems to be more like a looter shooter than we initially thought.
Redfall was first revealed during the Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase, and from the looks of it we first assumed it was some kind of Left-4-Dead-esque co-op vampire shooter. However, the recently leaked screenshots seem to suggest it might be more of a looter-shooter likeBorderlands. Take a look at the trailer again below before we jump into the images:
The leaked screenshots don’t just include images from a very early build of the game, but the leaker has also revealed some gameplay details. There’s not a huge amount to look into because it is still early, and the look of the game (including graphics) will likely change a lot in development before launch.
The leak comes from a supposed playtest, and include different images of various game mechanics, including weapon rarities and tiers, character abilities, and more. The leaker even says that Redfall is “an open-world Hero-based looter shooter with co-op and solo play, with various forms of missions around the world as well as fast travel and safehouses. Very Borderlands-esque.”
The leak also claims a lot of character abilities are inspired by the Dishonored series, so Arkane clearly has a gameplay style going on here. There’s also apparently 6 playable characters in total, though we’ve only seen 4 so far, and it is unclear if more will come after launch.
Apparently, despite only a few environments being seen in the screenshots, the leaker suggests it is a seamless open world “similar in scope to Fallout 76 or Ghost of Tsushima”, that includes side missions as well as typical boss fights, once again comparing the gameplay loop to Borderlands.
Once again, take all this with a massive grain of salt. Even if all the information revealed so far is true, it’s clear that Redfall is still in a very early state of development. Everything from visuals down to gameplay are subject to change before launch, but it is at least interesting to see what the game could potentially be.
What do you think? Are you excited for Redfall? How do you feel about it being a looter shooter like Borderlands? And what do you think of the screenshots above? Let us know!