The single-player internet requirement for Arkane Studios’ upcoming shooter Redfall is currently being fixed, creative director of the studio.
Denuvo is anti-piracy software that needs players to have an online connection in order to play any games that use it. Back in February, publisher Bethesda said that Redfall will debut with the system.
This was contentious for two reasons: first, it’s claimed that Denuvo causes performance problems, and second, it would require an internet connection even for Redfall’s single-player plot.
Other people live in areas with frequent outages or poor broadband, or they must compete with family members because their mother is streaming a movie or their sibling is using a different gadget. “Thus, I believe it to be a valid criticism.”
He said, “We do take it with a great deal of sensitivity,” and Arkane has “already started efforts to address in the future.”
“To support it, we need to undertake a lot of Interface work and encrypt your saved games, among other things. We are therefore actively looking into and working to address that in the future. I’m not supposed to promise anything, but we are looking into it.
A PS5 version of Redfall, was previously in development but was abandoned when Microsoft acquired Bethesda Softworks, the game’s parent company.