Developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing, the game will be released on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows in late 2020.
Godfall is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. The game will be released on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows in late 2020; it was the first game confirmed for release on the PlayStation 5.
Counterplay Games is a 75-person studio in California with several developers that had worked on other loot shooters such as Destiny 2; their prior game was Duelyst. Counterplay engaged with Kowloon Nights to gain funding to help develop Godfall by September 2018 as a triple-A title, and avoid some of the struggles they had with funding Duelyst through a Kickstarter campaign.
The game’s first trailer was revealed in December 2019 at The Game Awards, where it was identified to be the first game confirmed for release on the PlayStation 5, due to be released in late 2020
Following a brief reveal during the PS5 presentation last week, Gearbox Publishing and Counterplay Games have now unveiled new official gameplay footage from its PlayStation 5 and PC title “Godfall”. The two clips show off what gameplay looks like on both PS5 and PC, and unexpectedly the PS5 version seems to have a smoother frame rate.
The game is set in a high fantasy setting, split into the realms of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit, where players take the role of one of the last exalted Knight’s Order to prevent a major apocalyptic event. The player has three primary character classes to select from, based which of their armor sets, Valorplates, they equip. Additional Valorplates and Augments can be equipped to customize how this character class plays out. It supports single player and up to three players in “drop-in drop-out” cooperative mode. The game is described as a “looter-slasher” as while based on the loot shooter concept of completing missions and gaining better loot for further quests, the focus of the combat is on melee attacks rather than ranged ones.
Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
Developer: Counterplay Games
Platform: PlayStation 5
Release Date: Holiday 2020