There’ll be no PlayStation 4 version holding Godfall back, as the game is being “tailored to run only on Sony’s new console”. This means that developer Counterplay Games is promising an experience that will “feel and play” unlike anything available anywhere else, thanks in part to the PlayStation 5’s supercharged hardware and uber-fast SSD hard drive. It's worth noting that the title is also coming to the PC, so it'll be interesting to see just how hard the studio pushes the PS5 specifically.
The latest information comes courtesy of a preview in Official PlayStation Magazine, in which the studio reveals that it’s been inspired by fantasy novels The Stormlight Archive. Apparently, the gameplay structure will best resemble Monster Hunter: World and Dark Souls, although some ex-Destiny 2 team members are also involved with the production.
There’ll be drop-in and drop-out co-op, and you’ll be able to choose a class based on the type of armour you select. There’ll be plenty of room for personalisation, and you’ll be rewarded for playing aggressively. We should learn more about the upcoming exclusive in the coming months, but for now this remains the PS5’s highest profile title.
[source gamesradar.com, via resetera.com]
Isn't this meant to be coming to PC as well? If so wouldn't that detract from its design around the PS5 SSD?
@carlos82 You'd think so, but maybe they're optimising for both platforms differently.
Added an extra bit to the article about PC all the same.
@get2sammyb cross platform play could be interesting, waiting for the PC master race to load in 😂
With this game and rumored Demon's Souls Remake from Bluepoint Games as a launch exclusives, PS5 is already a blast for me during day one personally!
@get2sammyb but if they optimizing differently for both platforms why not for ps4 too? They just use pc version downgraded to run on ps4 and another using all ps5 resources. This statement would make sense if it was ps5 only, but that's not the case.
@duhsoares21 Yeah, this is clearly meant to make PS users buy a PS5 for this game. Their excuse doesn't make sense considering they have to tailor it for an HDD PC version as well.
@duhsoares21 @carlos82 You can fit an SSD in a PC as well. I suspect the minimum spec requirement for PC will be a fast SSD.
@duhsoares21 Because it sounds better and makes people more interested if they think its being built for next gen and could not work on last gen - even if it lacks certain features like Ray Tracing or instant loading times...
@Ryall yes but realistically not one anywhere near as fast
It's ... Not an exclusive. It factually releases on two separate platforms. There's no argument against that and therefore no argument in favor of exclusivity.
It is NOT an exclusive.
@Nickolaidas Exactly, this game doesn't even look nextgen and the studio is a small no-name developer to begin with. This is just a very cheap marketing stunt on their part.
This is the kind of "ground up optimization" you are most likely to see for Sony's SSD. Most developers will NEVER push that thing to its limits, because it instantly makes ports to other consoles/PC impossible, which is a instant financial "no go" in today's $100's of millions AAA game development costs. Expect next gen games to be designed around having an SSD as standard (which tbh, is the real leap forward; not the perf jump from Sony's SSD vs current one's), but that's it. Outside of 1st Party titles, it would be like cutting off one's nose to spite one's face. This is in direct contrast to the Series X's additional GPU resources & CPU clock-speed, which will automatically be used by any/all Series X games to increase performance without any real developer work required.
@carlos82 Anyone making games for PC will have to set a minimum and recommended spec and leave some people behind. They will have to choose whether or not to support mechanical hard drives 50-100mb/s NAND SSD’s mine from 2018 is 560mb/s. Current NVME drives around 2000mb/s. If they require people to match for PS4 at 5500mb/s your right there would be no current PCs that would run it. I suspect games that don’t suport current generation consoles will also not support PCs with mechanical hard drives. Will have to wait-and-see to what extent those of us with the slower old SSDs also get left behind.
@Nickolaidas Hardly an PC gamers have HDDs as their main storage anymore. PCs have been using SSDs since 1991, three years before the PS1 came out.
According to mark the ssd tech doesn't exist yet in the pc market, so there might be some hindrance on that end. This will run better on bbn ps5 than current pc.... im also speculating.
@Matroska since 1991 you say? ummm, no.
a game being published by gearbox? from an unknown developer? it will likely be a forgettable launch title and nothing more. this game doesn't deserve any hype whatsoever, especially with what little we know about it.
''you’ll be able to choose a class based on the type of armour''' I smell microtransactions.
So it's not a exclusive? Meh, who cares. If gearbox thinks it's a game with supporting, I'm buying it
Good. Xbox will stay hindered because of their "nobody left behind" concept. True next gen will be ps5 only for 2 years. Mainly 1st party but id suspect this wont be the only 2nd or 3rd party title to do so. Id expect if this performs well that the studio developing would like to be in SWW studios. Time will tell
@Porco How can people who have no idea what they're talking about be so smugly confident?
Also read this, the first one was actually in 1976 but it wasn't commercially available.
@Matroska so you are telling me that because the tech existed as a concept (and not even commerically may i add), that ssd technology was widey used in consumer electronics and pc's... back in 1991? the reality is it wasn't. you were referring to pc gamers in the broadest sense as in, most pc gamers were using ssd's since 1991. the way you framed your response is very misleading. it wouldn't be until 20 years later where ssd's took off in the pc space and were actually somewhat affordable and a viable replacement to hdd's. and even then, they were very expensive and not widely used even 10 years ago. at best, you had flash memory used in nes/snes and other video game carts back in the 80s and 90s, etc, but the storage capacity was miniscule and they were not commercially available as a standalone product in pc's. it wasn't until mp3 and memory sticks back in the late 90s and early 2000s where flash memory gained more traction. but ssd's as we know them today? 1991? no. if you told me that 12 pc's in the world were using ssd's as their storage technology in 1991, i might believe you there
It will be on PC too, so... that "tailored" is just a PR statement
I must admit the title is misleading.
However people are too eager to dismiss the game for no reason.
Yes it will use the PS5 SSD and no the devs have no interest in leaving ps4 behind just 'to sound cool'
So, this is actually like a PS4.5 game.
Any game going forward that is not built around SSDs is not a next gen game.
I’m calling that for the entire next gen 3rd party games that have to accommodate PCs HDDs will hold back game growth.
Or maybe the 'only' is just misreporting.
@OmegaStriver you are correct there. the sad reality is, most games will not be built from the ground up to take advantage of these new sata 4 ssd's of the ps5/series x. we likely won't see the true advantages outside of sony 1st party software. that said, load times should see a major boost, even with games designed traditionally with standard hdd's in mind, but yes, the industry at large will not adopt to the new way of thinking for at least 7 years would be my guess. the entire pc space is fragmented beyond repair and only a small subsect of pc gamers will upgrade their ram and motherboards and adopt the new sata 4 standard anytime soon. funny how pc gamers constantly bash consoles for holding back progress... in reality it is the other way around since the vast majority of pc's in the world are weaker than even the base ps4. it is just the top 10% of gaming pc's that can boast otherwise.
@Ryall I really doubt that. This would be the death of the game sales on PC. Nobody would invest on super fast SSD just to play one game. It's different with consoles because you purchase the whole hardware, and lots of games will make use of that hardware. Buy an ultra fast SSD for the sake of God fall on PC would make no sense at all.
@Matroska Tecnology exists doesn't mean it is widely used by people. There were not tons of people using SSDs in 1991. Even today majority still uses HDD on PCs.
What Cerny said about PS5 SSD was not that it didn't have on PC market, but that it doesn't exist today on market an SSD as fast as the PS5 one.
Of course there are SSDs in the market, but currently there are no SSD on PC market capable of the speeds being promissed by Cerny. I think that will change quickly though.
@duhsoares21 Yeah of course most people didn't have one in 1991, but some did. Just saying that it's been part of the gaming landscape for a long time. SSDs are now totally standard in gaming PCs, though.
They're not as fast as the PS5 one, nothing is yet, but they're still fast. Cerny did also say within this year he expects to see high end ones go up to 7GB speeds or more, quite a lot faster than the PS5. Obviously, they'll probably be more expensive than the PS5 itself, though.
@Matroska Almost all PC games are taking HDDs into consideration when they're made, and it shows.
But I can see this changing with the new consoles.
If the game doest not load under a second.! Then all should get refund for misleading information 😂
I prefer more CPU/GPU power to this fake hype for high speed SSD. XSEX is more interesting for this gen. UNLESS, Sony offer tempting third party exclusives.
@Matroska Cerny actually said you will probably need an SSD that is around 7GB/s raw speed just in order to match the PS5’s SSD due to its custom 12 channel interface between the SSD and IO controller. So even those will not be quite alot faster than the PS5’s but hopefully they are fast enough that they can be used inside the PS5 for storage expansion if purchased.
Cerny said they will have to be tested and officially approved before getting the “ok” to be used in PS5 due to the custom nature of the SSD.
Godfall is NOT an exclusive. It was always planned to be available on PC.
Please don't go down the Xbox route and start advertising PC games as exclusives when they're not, it's misleading.
@carlos82 PlayStation only
@Fred_Red what is?
I'm curious as to why they're not showing gameplay for this, especially after the leaked gameplay controversy. I have a strong feeling they weren't being honesty about that and the lack of new footage isn't helping
While a lot of people will jump on thing because it Dark Souls like a lot will also avoid it because its frustrating to them. I am one of them, i may pick it up at $19.99
There was no controversy. Actually they were very straightforward and explained what that leaked footage was.
Besides they revealed the game only a few months ago. A lot of studios wait a long time after a first reveal and get a pass.
Didn’t realize this was inspired by Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive.
You have my attention.
Lmfao im dying at all the console kiddys dying for a console to have something that PC doesn't... Haha SSDs... Welcome to 2010 boys. Smh. I've been running a NVMe SSD at over 2GB/s read/write since like 2014.... I know the Sony fanboys really have their hopes up that the SSD is going to solve all the ps5s woes lol but grasping at straws is so sad..... I mean Sony has the best games hands down... There's no need to be so delusional.... There are PCIe gen 4 nvme SSDs that can match ps5 speeds right now... And for anyone who thinks the ps5 SSD is such a great thing, just remember how hard it is going to be to get an expansion when the time comes.
Devs lie about graphics all the time. With the nature of this game, they might be too
@Th3solution i ws thinking the same thing. Stormlight Archive is a phenomenal series, alot better than game of thrones imo. The reason i compare the 2 is that i read them around the same time. Have u read much of Sandersons work? He is a wonderful author, one of my favorites. This definitely makes me a little more interested in this game.
Stormlight Archive would make an awesome video game!
@ellsworth004 Oh yeah, and he not only writes great content but is also quite prolific. I can’t seem to keep up with his rapid release schedule. But I have read the original Mystborn trilogy, the Reckoner series, and 2/3 of the Stormlight books. I have Oathbringer but just haven’t had the time yet.
@Envy So you bought Aliens Colonial Marines?
@Th3solution i have also read the original mistborn trilogy and 2 outta 3 of the Stormlight Archive books. I really need to read the newest one. Is there only 3 Stormlight archive books at this time?
@ellsworth004 There is only 3 mainline Stormlight books so far (Oathbringer being the most recent) but he wrote an extra supplemental novella Edgedancer which came out a year or two ago and is in the Stormlight world but not essential, I think. The 4th official entry in the Stormlight Archive called Rhythm of War is due out in November of this year, so that’s not too far away.
I still need to read the second trilogy in the Mistborn world that starts with The Alloy of Law. Not to mention his other new series Skyward. But definitely Oathbringer should be my next, I hear it’s brilliant.
@Th3solution skyward ill have to look that up, thank u very much for the info. He is a really great writer and wow does he pump out the books quick.
Funny they'd say it will play like nothing available elsewhere, since it will be available elsewhere.
On this topic, it's misleading to call this an exclusive when it's coming to PC also.
@Matroska Wrong! SSD will be invented when Apple decides to add it to the iPhone . Only after their presentation that could be legal and innovative hardware.
Btw. I am not sure how many people would be able to play this game on PC with the same specs. Recently I bought a Samsung Evo SSD 1TB, it cost 200+ USD, it reads only 3.5 GB per second (PS5 is 5GB/s up to 9GB/s compressed)... And that is just one part. Plus to buy the following 10+ teraflops power graphics card and CPU, it cost separately $500-1000 per part. Not many people can buy it, on the other side anyone who buys PS5 for 500e will be able to play it in full. PC would always be most powerful, but in reality, less than 20-30% of the PC players can afford $300+ motherboard, $200+ SSD and CPU/GPU like i9 9900k and 2080 RTX.
I can see myself playing my PS4 backlog on the ps5 for launch unless they bring some heavy hitters with the big announcement.
...aaaand PC, so not only PS5.
I hope the game require ssd as minimum requiments on pc so the devs didn't need to cater to lowest common denominator (hdd drive on pc) when making the game.
Cool.im definitely interested in this game.word up son
It'll be the least successful PlayStation ever. Bar, perhaps, their handhelds. They take the piss way too much. Better options are on the table. People will see before the PS5 is available.
Kind of a weird release. Exclusives are important for a new platform- but if it’s coming to pc, I think it should go to ps4 also. Seems kind of odd to cut out such a large & loyal install base.
@Porco Considering my rapidly diminishing trust for Pitchford and his mediocre company, I'd have to agree.
@Matroska They might be a standard for recent gaming PCs but most people probably aren't just buying new computers these days. Half the point of PC gaming is that you can adjust it and improve upon it over time without having to shell out for a new one in its entirety. For serious PC gamers, it seems more likely that they'd have a shell that they work on and adjust over time and may have had those for upwards of ten years. Personally, I've had mine for about seven years. The question then becomes if people integrate SSDs or just stick with an old HDD. Some will, but I'm certain that a large amount also won't.
Their last demo seemed gimmicky. But I hope it turns out well
It's not a PS5 exclusive, stop perpetuating Phil Spencer's false advertising marketing schemes. Platform specificities are irrelevant, if a game releases on MORE THAN ONE, it is a multiplatform game regardless of what anyone thinks.
@Xiaolin yes and I hated it. However the multiplayer was amazing, played it like crazy
This article didn't age well huh?!
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