Bethesda’s Pete Hines Vows to Improve Redfall Despite Rocky Start
Pete Hines, the Head of Publishing at Bethesda, has expressed unwavering dedication to the improvement of Arkane’s co-op FPS, Redfall, despite its less-than-stellar debut. Redfall was released on Xbox Series X|S and PC in May and faced criticism from players and reviewers alike. TechRadar Gaming’s hardware editor, Aleksha McLoughlin, went so far as to describe it as “one of the worst games of the year” and “the first black mark in an otherwise flawless body of work in the immersive sim developer’s 20+ year history.” Compared to the impressive game releases of 2023, such as Baldur’s Gate 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Redfall has struggled to gain traction.
However, Hines remains resolute that Redfall’s fate will change over time. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, he was asked about the impact of Redfall’s initial reception on Bethesda internally.