PlayStation Officially Announces The First PS5 Game, 'Godfall'
PlayStation used The Game Awards last night as an opportunity to unveil the first game for the upcoming PS5. Godfall is a promising-looking "looter-slasher" that's being published by Borderlands studio Gearbox, and developed by Counterplay. The game will be a console exclusive on PS5 when it releases late 2020 - presumably as a launch title for the next-gen hardware.
It was also confirmed that Godfall will release on PC at the same time through the Epic Games store, where it will remain exclusively for 12 months. Being a Gearbox-published title, you won't be surprised to learn that Godfall has a pretty strong focus on co-op and looting. We know that it's a fantasy-themed third-person action-RPG that can be played solo, with a partner, or three player co-op. Think Borderlands with swords and magic. Kind of.
You can take a look at the first trailer for Godfall below to get some kind of idea as to just what this chaotic action-RPG is all about.
"As players face challenging missions in the world of Godfall, enemies and bosses will reward fans with head-turning loot as they are vanquished," Counterplay wrote in a press release.
"Counterplay Games is aiming to feed into that yearning for the next best piece in your character build, so they plan to provide plenty of loot to players to ensure there's meaningful impact to gameplay and playstyles. When playing Godfall, you can go it alone, or play with anyone at any time. Bosses and enemies have been designed from the ground up with co-op in mind, with special abilities that counter multiple combatants attacking from different angles."
While exciting, Godfall wasn't actually the biggest next-gen news to come out of The Game Awards last night. Microsoft used the industry event as an opportunity to unveil its next-gen console to the world. The Xbox Scarlett is officially called the Xbox Series X, and it looks pretty darn sleek.
Microsoft reiterated, that the Series X will support 8K gaming, with frame rates of up to 120 fps in games, as well as ray tracing and variable refresh rate support. It'll also be backwards compatible and support the "thousands" of Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One titles that are already playable on the current-gen hardware.
We knew most of this already of course, but it was nice to finally get a first look at the machine. Xbox Scarlett was kind of growing on me as a name though. Still, I'm sure I'll get used to Series X. Along with the PS5, the Series X is expected to launch in late 2020. Next-gen is well and truly on the way.
Featured Image Credit: Gearbox