Godfall Dev Reveals How a Small Indie Studio Ended up Developing a PS5 Launch Game

PS4

In an interesting new interview with VentureBeat, Godfall developer Counterplay Games has revealed how it ended up making a triple-A launch game for the PlayStation 5.

Counterplay co-founder Keith Lee is no stranger to video games. He previously worked at Blizzard Entertainment and Insomniac Games, and has games like Diablo IIResistance: Fall of Man, and the original Ratchet & Clank under his belt. However, in early 2008, Lee left to set up a mobile development studio that he exited in 2011. In 2014, he co-founded Counterplay Games, and the studio’s first game was a free-to-play digital collectible card game, Duelyst.

Lee has told VentureBeat that he met Sony executives at E3 last year, and was able to woo the company over with a prototype of Godfall. And then Counterplay had “the good fortune” to meet with Gearbox.

When we were working on it last summer, that was when I started to showcase Godfall. I had it on my laptop at GDC last year, and also E3 last summer. That was when we met with Sony. I was able to show Godfall to John Drake, before he left, and a bunch of other folks. It hit a lot of the bullet points, some of the aspects of what they would want for next-gen.

From a timing perspective, we also had the good fortune to meet with Gearbox. Of course, they had tons of experience building out action-RPGs with Borderlands. They also knew the Sony guys. The three of us converged and locked down an agreement where Sony could support us and ensure that we’d be a PS5 launch title. A lot of it was timing, and being able to fill a potential gap that all parties wanted to hit for next-gen.

Godfall will release on November 12th.

[Source: VentureBeat]

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Pikachu will be making its 20th consecutive appearance at the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Monster Hunter Release Date Moved Up To Christmas
How to Buy a Digital Game as a Gift This Holiday
Nvidia: RTX 3000 GPUs Will Remain Hard to Find Into 2021
Daily Reaction – New Consoles, Old Habits

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *