This year’s Game Awards looks to be taking place in a special time for this current gaming market as we are on the brink of the upcoming transition to the next generation of platform systems. It was made clear that Microsoft would take advantage of the opportunity to flaunt some of the hardware capabilities with Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II at the start of the show, but what about Sony?
The company also did their part as Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Godfall, an upcoming project from Counterplay games and surprisingly, Gearbox Software. You can watch the full announcement trailer below:
From what is shared about the game, there will be split DNA between the two studios for this coming project: the looter aspect of Gearbox Software with the team’s Borderlands notoriety and strategic gameplay that Counertplay Games can be associated with Deulyst. The two combined looks to bring a good amount of potential for what might be an exciting launch title for the upcoming PlayStation.
Couterplay CEO Keith Lee on the subject of Godfall shares that the title would be a hybrid genre which adds to the game’s uniqueness. “Our goal with Godfall is to reforge fantasy ARPG-style loot progression and third-person melee combat into a whole new genre: The Looter-Slasher. Namely, our game is uniquely one-part gear driven and one-part player-skill driven,” Lee going into details about the project. “Godfall retains the desire for offense-oriented, mastery-driven combat, rewarding you with head-turning, powerful loot that then inspires your next set of character builds.”
Regarding the gameplay aspect of Godfall, Lee then goes on to suggest that this title will stray from others with replayability being a main focus for players to find ore initiative while they progress through the game. Ranging from broadened enemy encounters to boss fights will turn the burners on high, essentially. Cooperative play will also have its hand in the mix with a trio available to take on what’s within this new experience. More so, Lee clarifies the team’s efforts to make co-op more fun and the better option than running solo.
What are you most excited for about Godfall from the trailer?
Godfall will be coming out next Holiday season in 2020 for PlayStation 5 and PC via the Epic Games Store.
Source: PlayStation Blog