User —R from the ResetEra forum found in the support section of the Bethesda Softworks website a mention of a nasty feature of the retail edition of Arkane Austin’s (Dishonored, Prey) co-op open-world shooter Redfall.
Judging by the wording of Bethesda itself, the disc versions of Redfall will not include any disc — only a code to download the game. This applies not only to PCs (a common thing), but also to Xbox consoles.
«Physical copies of Redfall for Xbox are Xbox Play Anywhere codes that can be played on both Xbox Series X and S and the Microsoft Xbox App on PC»says Bethesda support.
It’s not the first time for platformers to release retail versions of their games without a disc inside (see God of War Ragnarok Collector’s Pack above), but standard Xbox editions rarely include code alone.
If the information is confirmed (the Video Games Chronicle portal requested a comment from Bethesda), then this will be the second bad news for fans of offline games in a month: it was previously revealed that Redfall would need a constant Internet connection.
In the discussion of the —R find on ResetEra, users are already sharpening their pitchforks: many did not expect such a dirty trick from Microsoft. Some gamers, however, offer to wait for official comments before sentencing.
Redfall is out May 2 on PC (Steam, EGS, Microsoft Store), Xbox Series X and S, and Game Pass (PC and Xbox). Following Forza Motorsport and Starfield, the game will cost $70 at launch instead of the usual $60.
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