Today, developer Spiders (who most recently put out The Technomancer) and publisher Focus Home Interactive unveiled GreedFall, an RPG coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Technically revealed last week at Focus Home Interactive’s “le What’s Next de Focus” event, today the developer and publisher revealed the game worldwide via a reveal teaser trailer.
As the trailer shows, the game appears to be set in the 17th century, and has ambiance embedded in magic. Also showcased in the teaser is GreedFall’s aim to be visually distinct, with an art direction inspired by Baroque art from 17th Century Europe, depicting grandiose sceneries in muted warm colors and dark undertones.
In the game, you will explore explore a fresh new world as you set foot – alongside many other settlers, mercenaries and treasure hunters – on a remote island seeping with magic, and that is rumored to be filled with riches and lost secrets. A grand journey filled with mystery follows, as you find yourself in the middle of ever-increasing tensions between the invading settlers and the locals, protected by supernatural beings, manifestation of the island’s earthly magic.
According to Spiders, the game at its core is an RPG, and utilizes Spider’s experience in building intricate worlds filled with mysteries to discover, weaving deep character interactions, and offering players great freedom to achieve quests and objectives in a multitude of different ways. These multiple ways include by combat, through diplomacy, deception or even stealth.
The island of GreedFall is a living and ever-evolving world according to the developer. Your actions — which includes seemingly trivial choices to salient political decisions — will influence and affect its course as well as the relationship between the different factions established on the island.
Jehanne Rousseau, CEO of Spiders accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“With GreedFall, Spiders is happy to renew its collaboration with Focus Home Interactive, our publisher for many years. The relationship of trust and transparency we have been developing together makes us particularly confident about the creation of this new project, more ambitious than all our past productions. Few publishers have the ability to support totally distinctive games like GreedFall and this secures us in our belief that we will manage with Focus Home Interactive to make this experience in a brand new universe both unique and unforgettable.”
Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive added:
“We are happy to once again support the studio, directed by Jehanne Rousseau, in a new collaboration. If Spiders’ titles could have divided gamers in the past, they are gathering a bigger and bigger audience that enjoys the studios approach to the role-playing genre, allowing Spiders to improve game after game. Through this new collaboration, the studio will have more means to fully achieve its ambition. Thanks to its theme, its universe and its promise, Spiders’ GreedFall will be a game to closely follow, for RPG lovers.”
GreedFall is planned for release sometime in 2018. Focus Home has said it will have more information on the game in the weeks and months to come. In the meanwhile, you can check out the teaser trailer below, as well as some of the game’s first bits of artwork: