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Arkane Austin's co-op vampire shooter Redfall is arguably one of the most underwhelming game releases of 2023, but just because it got off to a rough start, it doesn't mean Bethesda is done with it. There have already been some minor patches for the game, and apparently, the studio is still working on other updates like a 60FPS mode.

If you are at all concerned about the game's future though, Bethesda Softworks' publishing head Pete Hines recently told that the company is not done with Redfall yet, and insists the team at Arkane will "keep working on it", like how Bethesda "stuck with" The Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76 after bumpy launches:

"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. The Elder Scrolls Online's PC launch was not flawless but we stuck with it. Now it's like this insanely popular multiplatform. It's the same with Fallout 76. Redfall is no different for us."

Hines also reiterated how the 60FPS update for Redfall is still on the way and noted how the title would likely be around for a very long time because Game Pass lives "forever":

"Okay, we didn't get the start we wanted, but it's still a fun game… and we're going to keep working on it. We're going to do 60FPS. 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."

So, there you go - Redfall will improve over time according to Bethesda, and eventually get an FPS patch. The existing minor patches have already resolved a number of issues tied to gameplay, combat, AI/NPC, environment, multiplayer, accessibility, UI, and improved the game's performance and stability.

Have you given Redfall another go since the recent patches? Do you think Bethesda and Arkane Austin will turn this one around in time? Leave your thoughts below.

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