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Developer(s)Counterplay Games
Publisher(s)Gearbox Publishing
ReleaseLate 2020
Genre(s)Action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Godfall is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. The game will be released on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Windows in late 2020; it was the first game confirmed for release on the PlayStation 5.


The game is set in a high fantasy setting, split into the realms of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit, where players take the role of one of the last exalted Knight’s Order to prevent a major apocalyptic event. The player has three primary character classes to select from, based which of their armor sets, Valorplates, they equip. Additional Valorplates and Augments can be equipped to customize how this character class plays out.[1] It supports single player and up to three players in "drop-in drop-out" cooperative mode. The game is described as a "looter-slasher" as while based on the loot shooter concept of completing missions and gaining better loot for further quests, the focus of the combat is on melee attacks rather than ranged ones.[2]


Counterplay Games is a 75-person studio in California with several developers that had worked on other loot shooters such as Destiny 2; their prior game was Duelyst.[3] Counterplay engaged with Kowloon Nights to gain funding to help develop Godfall by September 2018 as a triple-A title, and avoid some of the struggles they had with funding Duelyst through a Kickstarter campaign.[4]

The game's world was inspired by The Stormlight Archive, The First Law and the Foundation series, while the gameplay from the Monster Hunter series inspired the variety of weapons and combo mechanics.[1]

The game's first trailer was revealed in December 2019 at The Game Awards, where it was identified to be the first game confirmed for release on the PlayStation 5, due to be released in late 2020.[2]


  1. ^ a b Wood, Chandler (December 12, 2019). "How Godfall Takes Advantage of the PS5 Tech and Controller, More About its World and Gameplay – Keith Lee Interview". PlayStation Lifestyle. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Livingstone, Christopher (December 12, 2019). "Gearbox reveals Godfall, a fantasy action RPG coming next year". PC Gamer. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Park, Gene (December 12, 2019). "Godfall, a new loot grind with melee combat, is coming to PlayStation 5 and PC". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Leone, Matt (September 13, 2018). "Meet Kowloon Nights, the group funding Fumito Ueda's next game". Polygon. Retrieved December 15, 2019.

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