Announced at The Game Awards 2019, Godfall is the first PS5 launch title (announced even before the official unveiling of the console itself) that will be making its way exclusively to Sony’s new console this holiday season, and later on PC via the Epic Games Store.
The information regarding this highly ambitious “looter-slasher” is pretty low, to begin with at the moment but there are a few substantial things that are known to us which are worth talking about.
With the PS5 reveal more than imminent now, here is everything we know about its first big title:-
Godfall is an action RPG in development at Counterplay Games, a relatively new studio that has only developed one title before this which was Duelyst- a free-to-play card game.
Godfall is being published by Gearbox Software, most notably known for developing the Borderlands series. It’s hard not to compare the similarities between the two titles as both are loot driven action RPGs.
Godfall is set in a high fantasy universe. The game features five different realms which players will be able to explore. They are- Earth, Water, Air, Spirit, and Fire.
In an interview with Playstation Lifestyle, Keith Lee, the creative director of Godfall revealed that the early inspirations for the game were Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive series, Joe Abercrombie’s The First Law Trilogy and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series.
Godfall is the first in the genre of “looter-slasher”. It means that the game emphasizes heavily on melee combat with hack n slash elements with loot at the center of it all. The game’s combat has been inspired by Capcom’s highly popular Monster Hunter series.
Like the Monster Hunter series, the game will feature a plethora of weapons such as swords, spears, etc. The specifics haven’t been revealed yet but we do know that there will be different weapon classes with slow attacks and high DPS and vice versa.
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In the short glimpse of the gameplay, we see our main character swiftly swinging a high sword towards a rhino/giant hybrid that is seen hurling towards the player.
In Godfall “you play as one of the last remnants of an exalted knight’s order.”
Players can choose from one of the three different characters at the beginning of the game as we saw in the reveal trailer.
Each of these characters has different abilities and features courtesy to their armor sets which are known as Valorplates. The armors player possess serves as classes in Godfall and they will have the freedom to opt for different playstyles later on in the game thanks to a flexible class system.
Godfall is a multiplayer co-op game where players can explore its deeply fascinating high arcane world solo or with two other people in a co-op. It seems as though the co-op mode will function like the ones previously seen in titles like The Division, Anthem or even the Borderlands series.
Unlike in Monster Hunter World, Keith Lee confirmed that players can hop into other people’s world very quickly via the “hot join” feature, rather than queuing up and waiting for the server to connect.
Co-op is also meant to be user-friendly as players with mixed match levels can easily partner up together without any difficulties.
If that short tease of the gameplay is any indication, Godfall is shaping up to be one of the most profound visual experiences on the PS5 this fall.
Godfall won’t suffer from the graphical limitations of the current generation of consoles and hence take the full potential of the PS5. Whether it comes to the powerful SSD, which offers incredible detail to every object in the game’s universe as well as an incredibly fast loading time, or the “adaptive triggers” of the Dualshock 5 controller which will provide players with immense depth and feel of the combat.
Godfall is currently scheduled to release alongside the PS5 this fall. We don’t have an exact release date but will get more information this Spring, the same time when the PS5 will be officially unveiled as well.
According to an interview with Polygon way back in 2018, Godfall was initially scheduled to release in the fall of 2019 on next-gen consoles and PC. That plan seems to have changed after the partnership with Sony and Epic Games Store.
This is everything we know about Godfall at the moment. Are you excited about this looter-slasher? Please tell us in the comments down below.