The Game Awards was as much success this time around as it was last year. We saw new game trailers, teasers and much more. More importantly, Microsoft revealed the name and design of its next Xbox series of consoles called the Series X. More on it here. On the other hand, Sony did not reveal anything related to the hardware side of its console. Instead, we saw a trailer of a new title, which is going to be the launch title of the PlayStation 5 console.
On stage of the Game Awards, Gearbox, the developer of overly popular borderland games revealed their new venture by the name of Godfall. According to the released trailer, the game is a fantasy RPG with an emphasis on the “looter-slasher” mechanics. The game will mostly focus on the melee combat as opposed to the “gun-blazing” combat of the borderland games. Here’s the released trailer of the game.
The CEO of Counterplay Games, the studio that will develop the game and the creative director Keith Lee said in a statement, “We’re innovating with Godfall to provide a fresh take on action RPGs by rewarding skill-based offensive gameplay and making every hit matter. 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 a meaningful impact on gameplay and playstyles.”
The game is going to be in a Third-person perspective, with an emphasis on the co-op mode. Players could also choose to play the game in solo mode. Now one may ask where does the raw compute performance of the PS5 comes in?
According to Nibel on twitter, the trailer released was actually in-engine footage of the game running on PS5 hardware. The custom build SSD that Sony is using in the console helps with loading high-resolution textures seamlessly. Lastly, the DualShock 5 controller will be the icing on the cake as it is going to make the melee combat more immersive. Although the game will be available on the PC platform as well via Epic Games Store, we are more interested in seeing how PS5 handles the game.