Arkane is known for its “immersive sim” games, such as Dishonored and Prey, but its next title – Redfall – deviates from that formula to move more towards action with an emphasis on co-op and the open world. However, this does not mean that the team has decided not to propose anymore immersive sim.
Indeed, according to the study director Harvey Smithit’s very likely that eventually Arkane will return to creating the kind of experiences she’s always been known for.
“I think eventually we’re going back to immersive sims with small locations,” Smith told GamesRadar in a recent interview. “But for once we wanted to know what it would be like to wander through an open world of Arkane and see where each little road would take you.”
Smith also talked about theopen world setting of Redfall and the type of gameplay loop it will offer.
“You’ll want to see if you can get into a barn you’ve found, scale a fire lookout tower you’ve spotted in the distance, or try to break into a house to read all the notes scattered inside,” she said. “Some of Redfall’s strongest moments they arise from wandering around, absorbing the world and being caught up in the action for a moment. That was the atmosphere we wanted to create from the start.”
Then he added: “I feel that, at a certain point, we will go back to doing what people know us for“.
We also know that the shooter component is more developed, also with the help of id Software.