'Godfall' PS5 release date, trailer & multiplayer for Gearbox loot slasher

Godfall was revealed to be one of the first games available on Sony’s PlayStation 5 at the Game Awards Thursday night. The brand-new IP is a joint venture by indie developer Counterplay Games and Borderlands creator Gearbox.

Gearbox has described Godfall as a fantasy RPG “loot-slasher,” which sounds a lot like a more mythological Borderlands with fewer guns and more swords. Counterplay CEO Keith Lee described Godfall as a marriage between loot-shooters,like Density 2 with the monolithic beasts and jaw-dropping scale of classic RPGS.

“We’re innovating with Godfall to provide a fresh take on action RPGs by rewarding skill-based offensive gameplay and making every hit matter,” he said in a statement. “Namely, we want to feed into that yearning for the next best piece in your character build, so we plan to provide plenty of loot to players to ensure there’s meaningful impact to gameplay and playstyles.”

The title is roughly a year away, but its creators have teased a few details about what’s in store. Here’s everything we know about Godfall:

Gearbox / Counterplay

When is the Godfall PS5 release date?

Godfall is set to ship during the holiday season of 2020, which is when Sony announced the PS5 would launch as well.

Both launch times remain vague and game release dates are always subject to change. But it’s possible that Godfall will launch alongside the PS5 and even be used to demonstrate the console’s enhanced graphics and added features at its reveal event.

Will Godfall be available on any other consoles?

The Game Award’s trailer revealed that Godfall will only be available on the PS5 and on PC, sorry Xbox fans. Lee told PlayStation Lifestyle that the developer decided to make the upcoming title a Sony exclusive because of the PS5’s “exceptionally power SSD” and the haptic motors that will be built into the console’s controllers.

“Our combat is kinesthetic in nature, so the new controller’s ‘adaptive triggers’ and haptic feedback will make moment-to-moment combat feel exhilarating and visceral,” he said.

What to expect from Godfall’s gameplay?

High-octane, melee combat will be the core of the Godfall experience. Players will defeat enemies for legendary weapons and armor to increase their strength and unlock other playable characters. The game looks a lot like a medieval fantasy version of Destiny and will most likely be centered around chasing gear possible It will also pull some multiplayer concepts from Gearbox’s loot-shooter series Borderlands.

Godfall is designed from the ground up for co-op,” explained Lee. “We’ve ensured that you can play with friends with mixed levels, in addition to being able to ‘hot-join’ without needing to queue up and wait.”

Gearbox / Counterplay

What could theGodfall story be about?

The game’s debut trailer was less than two minutes long, but it provided some tidbits about the new IP’s lore. The universe houses valiant knights and various dimensions that players will need to visit in search of enemies and loot.

Lee revealed Godfall’s world is split into several realms: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Spirit. The three characters featured in the trailer gaze up at the Earth realm, and that swirling tidal wave in the sky is the Water realm.

Players will need to find key items to unlock all of the knights.

“You play as one of the last remnants of an exalted Knight’s Order intent on stopping the apocalypse and preserving the last vestiges of their world,” said Lee. “You will be able to play all three of the heroes you see by acquiring and donning their armor sets, known as Valorplates.”

Godfall will release on the PS5 in the holiday season of 2020.