In case you don’t know how things work, game developers don’t work directly on consoles – at least not at first. All the initial legwork that goes into designing a game, including story creation, character design, and map creation, happens on a PC level. And, this is exactly why the footage in the Godfall trailer we showed you yesterday looked so bad. It’s at least a year old, and it’s footage that was taken from a makeshift PC version of the game that was used merely for internal presentation within the studio.
This confirmation actually comes from two different sources. The first source was Counterplay Games, the developer of the game, via the official Godfall twitter account:
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) 21 January 2020
The second confirmation came from Randy Pitchford, the big boss over at Gearbox, the studio that’s actually publishing Godfall when the time comes:
Wow! I can confirm that the Godfall “trailer” is actually year-old PC footage used as part of an internal presentation at Counterplay. I’m pumped by the reactions and I cannot wait for you see how far the game has come and how awesome this game looks and plays on Playstation 5! pic.twitter.com/m9CbXUvZwP— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) 21 January 2020
The good news is that both the developer and publishing studio were stoked to see all of the good vibes that came from the leaked trailer. Godfall will undoubtedly make its debut in time for the PS5’s launch during the holiday 2020 season, and we may actually see some updated, PS5-level footage when Sony finally gives us a fresh look at the PS5. We don’t know when that will be but it certainly won’t happen at E3 2020 as Sony has decided to skip it altogether.