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Bethesda exec says Redfall won’t be abandoned and that it’ll ‘get it to be a good game’

Bethesda‘s head of publishing Pete Hines says the company will make Redfall “a good game”, despite an underwhelming reception at launch.

Speaking to, Hines was asked if the reception to Redfall has placed more pressure on Starfield, which releases on September 6.

Hines answered that even if Starfield was to have a tricky launch, Bethesda wouldn’t just leave it to fail.

“We are always in a process of learning, so that’s not new for us,” he replied. “We don’t like failing to meet our players’ expectations.

“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.”

Hines went on to state that Bethesda would continue to work on Redfall to ensure it becomes “a good game”.

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

“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 60 frames per second.

“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.”

Following several delays, the first major Xbox exclusive from Bethesda released in May with various technical issues and reviewed poorly, garnering aggregate scores of 56 (Xbox Series X/S) and 53 (PC) on Metacritic.

Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty said in June that there were no plans to close Redfall developer Arkane Austin, saying he felt Microsoft should have done a better job to support the studio.

“I feel accountable that we could have done a better job with Arkane,” Booty said, echoing comments made in May from Xbox boss Phil Spencer.