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Xbox players can get their money back after company shuts down a number of games


XBOX dominated the news last year when it made the biggest ever purchase in the gaming industry.

Purchasing Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard for almost $70billion, the company promised to bring more games to more people.

Redfall was one of Xbox's biggest exclusives of last year


Redfall was one of Xbox’s biggest exclusives of last yearCredit: Arkane

However, almost immediately after the deal was finalised, Xbox laid off almost 2k developers, leaving many people with nowhere to turn.

Yesterday, May 7, Xbox announced that it would close a further four studios, including those who worked on some of Xbox’s most popular exclusives.

Hi-Fi Rush was Xbox’s breakout hit of last year, but developer Tango Gameworks was shut down yesterday despite excellent reviews and good sales.

Tango previously worked on other popular games such as Ghostwire: Tokyo and The Evil Within.

Alpha Dog Games, which released mobile game Mighty Doom last year, has also been shut down and the game will become defunct on August 7.

However, fans are particularly outraged by the closing down of Arkane Austin and Roundhouse Studios who both worked on the Xbox exclusive Redfall.

Arkane Austin was the main developer behind the title, and has created other excellent games like Prey.

Redfall was still receiving updates, and has a season pass which promised more content in the future.

However, as Arkane Austin has now shut down, all development of the game has ended.

The studio released a statement saying those who purchased the season pass will get a refund, though the exact amount is not clear yet.

Arkane’s statement reads: “Redfall players who purchased the Hero Pass as part of the premium Bite Back Edition or the premium Bite Back upgrade will be eligible to receive the value of the upgrade.

“While there will be no further updates, Redfall’s servers will remain online for players to enjoy.”

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