A third-person RPG built on a 17th century colonialism that dovetails with magic, feuding factions, a neat skill tree, and underarching systems of diplomacy and reputation. That’s the gist of Greedfall.
Some b-roll footage of the game, which is made by the same studio responsible for The Technomancer and Bound by Flame, was uploaded over the weekend. There’s a fair bit shown off in segments, from the customisations, branching NPC interactions, and some of the characters you’ll encounter.
How well all of this works in concert won’t be known until next year, when Greedfall is scheduled to launch. But it’s an appealing mix, and worth storing in the back of your mind for when 2019 rolls around.
I’m still a little suss on how the magic fits into all of this. Getting the combat to a satisfying state will be the major challenge here – it was the weakest part of Technomancer. Making sure there’s depth to diplomacy is no small feat either, as the Civilization devs can attest.
Greedfall is scheduled to launch next year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.