Redfall developers set the record straight on Left 4 Dead comparisons
Arkane’s Ricardo Bare addressed the Left 4 Dead parallels in an interview with GamesRadar. Bare noted that he understands why Redfall has been likened to Left 4 Dead, but that the game is more similar to Far Cry. “Redfall occasionally seems like what you’d get if you merged the Arkane creative ideals with Far Cry 2 or S.T.A.L.K.E.R,” studio director Harvey Smith remarked. Fans of those games should, of course, keep an eye on Redfall if it isn’t already on their radar.
One possible issue with drawing influence from Far Cry is inheriting the shortcomings of that series. Far Cry games may feature wide environments that are potentially too huge at times, according to GamesRadar, but Redfall should not have that problem. Redfall’s open environment is smaller, and the pace is “slowed down” in comparison to Far Cry.