Redfall is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios Austin and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is set to be released for Windows and Xbox Series X/S on May 2, 2023.[1][2]

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Developer(s)Arkane Austin
Publisher(s)Bethesda Softworks
EngineUnreal Engine 4
ReleaseMay 2, 2023
Genre(s)First-person shooter
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer


Redfall is an open world first-person shooter video game that features both single-player and cooperative multiplayer modes.[1][3] Players can choose among four playable characters — each with unique backgrounds and abilities — to fight against vampires as well as human enemies within the game.[3][4][5]


The game is set within the fictional titular island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, United States. After a failed scientific experiment, a legion of vampires invaded and isolated the town from the outside world. Trapped inside Redfall, players must choose among 4 unique survivors — cryptozoologist and inventor Devinder Crousley, telekinetic student Layla Ellison, combat engineer Remi de la Rosa, and supernatural former US military special forces sniper veteran Jacob Boyer — and slay their enemies, vampires and human collaborators alike.[1]


Redfall was announced during the Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase on June 13, 2021.[6][7] The game is being developed by Arkane Studios at their Austin, Texas locations.[1][5][8] Co-Creative Director Ricardo Bare stated that the game will continue Arkane's tradition of making each game different from the last, but will still focus on deep worldbuilding and inventive game mechanics.[4] On May 12, 2022, it was announced that the release was delayed to the first half of 2023.[9] On January 25, 2023, Arkane Austin announced that Redfall will release on May 2, 2023.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d "Redfall Official Website". Bethesda Softworks. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  2. ^ Warren, Tom (January 25, 2023). "Redfall gets a May 2nd release date and more gameplay footage". The Verge. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Lewis, Anne (June 13, 2021). "Redfall Official Reveal". Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Shaw, Luke (June 26, 2021). "'Redfall' release date, trailers, characters, and everything we know". NME. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Lane, Rick (June 18, 2021). "Redfall: Everything we know about Arkane's co-op vampire shooter". PCGamer. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  6. ^ Yaden, Joseph (June 17, 2021). "Redfall release date, trailer, and everything else we know". GamesRadar+. Future plc. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  7. ^ Hurley, Leon (June 13, 2021). "Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase: All the news, updates, and game announcements". GamesRadar+. Future plc. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  8. ^ Webster, Andrew (June 13, 2021). "Microsoft announces Redfall, a vampire shooter from the team behind Dishonored". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  9. ^ @ArkaneStudios (May 12, 2022). "Here at Arkane Austin, we've decided to delay the launch of Redfall. The team needs more time to bring the game to life. Thank you so much for your continued support. Redfall is our most ambitious game yet, and we can't wait to show it off soon. -Harvey Smith and Arkane Austin" (Tweet). Retrieved May 12, 2022 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 25, 2023). "Redfall Release Date Confirmed For May 2, As Lots Of New Gameplay Footage Debuts". GameSpot. Retrieved January 26, 2023.

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