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Former PlayStation Exclusive Godfall Receives Xbox Rating Ahead of April 7 Release

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 14:58 PM
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Former PlayStation exclusive Godfall is given a ESRB rating shortly before the game's release on the Xbox series of consoles.

p>Godfall was first confirmed as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive back at the 2019 The Game Awards show. This game was developed by Counterplay Games and published by Gearbox Software, being a multiplayer focused looter-shooter title with heavy emphasis on melee combat. While it also released on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive, the console exclusivity deal was timed, with Godfall getting a port to the PS4 console last year. This backport was announced alongside its first expansion Fire & Darkness at E3 2021.

With Godfall no longer beholden to be a PS5 console exclusive, this allows for the title to come onto other systems. More specifically, Godfall: Ultimate Edition will be coming to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X later this month, which will provide players the full experience right out of the gate. This includes not only the base game, but also all of its post-launch content including the aforementioned Fire & Darkness expansion.

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The ESRB has given Godfall's Xbox ports a rating ahead of its release on April 7, detailing that it will be rated T for Teen, just like its PlayStation counterpart. It specifically cites "Animated Blood" and "Violence" for its rating of Godfall, which coincides with the melee action gameplay combined with its looter shooter mechanics. The rating summary even picks out an example where the characters will have splatters of blue blood to punctuate the gameplay.

This rating for Godfall also mentions how players can interact with each other, due to its co-operative nature. Since this rating is only for the Xbox versions of the game, it only lists that Xbox One and Xbox Series users can play with each other. It doesn't list the PC or PlayStation versions of the game under this category so crossplay is unlikely to be implemented at this time.

The reputation of Godfall still remains on the mixed to negative spectrum, with some taking umbrage with its loot-based progression and implementation falling short. The game was given further black-eyes due to a series of controversies, such as Godfall: Challenger Edition which contained less content than the base game. This controversy stood out even more than it probably should have since it was a free PS Plus game for December 2021. The release of this game on the Xbox will be interesting to see if it will result in any renewed interest or future developments.

Godfall is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions launching April 7.

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