PS5 Launch Title Godfall Will Remain Exclusive for At Least Six Months

PS5 Launch Title Godfall Will Remain Exclusive for At Least Six Months

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Godfall, the upcoming "loot slasher" from Gearbox, is bound for the PlayStation 5 launch as a console exclusive, but as suspected, that exclusivity comes with an expiration date.

In the game's new launch trailer, language at the end of the video finally states what many suspected: the Gearbox game will hit other platforms eventually, namely sometime after six months from now. However, some confusing language suggests that exclusivity window is subject to change. 

"Also available on PC. Not available on other consoles until at least 05/12/21," reads the fine print at the end of the trailer. You can see the trailer for yourself below. 

So what does that mean? Well, there are a few things we can deduce.

The unnamed "other consoles" almost surely mean Xbox Series X and Series S at a minimum. Could it come to Switch too? Possibly, especially now that Nintendo is experimenting more with cloud-based delivery of games that would otherwise struggle to run on Switch, like Control and January's Hitman 3.

As for the ambiguity around the date, it likely speaks to the end of the contractually-obligated exclusivity window only. PlayStation can't report on when Godfall will come to Xbox because that's a Gearbox, Take-Two, and Microsoft decision. All PlayStation can tell us is when the game is allowed to be ported to other consoles. Maybe there will be delays or the involved parties have another date in mind. For now, we only know the earliest date it could be - and for any European readers, that date does come from the North American PlayStation page, so it should be read as May 12, not December 5.

Godfall was actually the first next-gen game we ever saw publicly when it debuted at The Game Awards last December alongside the news that it would be coming to Playstation 5. Today it sits alongside games such as Demon's Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a few of the biggest PS5 launch exclusives. You can find it on PS5 on November 12.

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