Earlier today footage from the upcoming PlayStation 5 and PC (via Epic Games Store) title Godfall leaked online. The Godfall footage was used internally and was uploaded to Streamable. The footage was also shared on Twitter by the user Nibel and is included below.
— Nibel (@Nibellion) January 21, 2020
The leaked trailer shows off the upcoming Godfall in a bit more detail than the reveal trailer shown for the game’s debut the during the livestream of the 2019 Game Awards. Godfall is being developed for the PlayStation 5 by CounterPlay Games and is being published by Gearbox. The game is set to be a looter-slasher style experience and will feature third-person melee combat and high-quality visuals and animations to take advantage of the increase in performance expected with Sony’s PlayStation 5.
Among the fantastic lighting effects and artistically designed, colorful environments in the leaked Godfall trailer, there look to be some examples of some of the battle-ready melee moves that future Godfall players will be able to make use of during play, but didn’t really seem to demonstrate the promise of next-generation console hardware.
After the internal trailer leaked, the official Godfall account on Twitter did confirm that the shared footage of Godfall was real and is an internal trailer that shows “year-old PC footage used as part of an internal presentation.” The explanation that the leaked trailer is built on older PC footage explains why the game appears to be older-generation content that is being pushed forwards to run optimally on next-generation hardware.
The development team at CounterPlay Games and publisher Gearbox are spinning this leak as a net-positive by treating it as an opportunity to create more excitement for Godfall and its debut on the PlayStation 5 after the console releases for the Holiday 2020 season.
Hey everyone! We can confirm that the circulating trailer is year-old PC footage used as part of an internal presentation. We are energized by your excitement and look forward to showing you just how far this game has come. Stay tuned for a more detailed look soon! ⚔️
— Godfall (@PlayGodfall) January 21, 2020
The 2019 Game Awards featured a number of reveals. The reveal trailer shown for the upcoming PlayStation 5 launch title Godfall was advertised as running on PlayStation 5 hardware. You can check out the trailer from the December Game Awards reveal below.
CounterPlay Games’s Godfall will feature solo and co-op gameplay and is scheduled to release alongside PlayStation 5 in the Holiday 2020 season.