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Gameplay of PS5 launch title, Godfall, leaks online

The third-person ‘looter-slasher’ will be developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox

Godfall Image: Counterplay Games/Gearbox Software
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A video allegedly showing early gameplay for Godfall, the upcoming third-person melee title from Counterplay and Gearbox Publishing, has leaked online. The original poster on Reddit has deleted their profile, but what appears to be a complete video of their clip quickly turned up elsewhere. Polygon has reached out to Gearbox to determine its authenticity.

Announced during The Game Awards in December, Godfall is described as a “looter-slasher” which features armored warriors with animalistic abilities. Built on the Unreal Engine 4, the game will be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive and also come to PC via the Epic Games Store.

The leaked video (seen below) shows flashy third-person melee action, but is free of any user-interface elements.

The developer, Counterplay, is an independent studio out of California whose previous work includes the hybrid collectible card game and tabletop strategy game called Duelyst, released in 2016. The team includes industry veterans with experience working on Call of Duty, Destiny 2, and Diablo 3 among other titles. The game is expected to be available over the holidays, coinciding with the launch of the PS5.

Update: Following the publication of this article, the official Twitter account for Godfall confirmed this footage is authentic. They also noted it is “year-old” footage and that a “more detailed look” will be made public soon.

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