Godfall won't be a live-service game, but you'll have to be online

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Godfall, the forthcoming fantasy "looter-slasher" from Counterplay Games and Gearbox, will be playable in co-op or solo—but either way you'll need to be online. This was confirmed by the official Twitter account, who said, "Godfall is not a service game, but does require an internet connection to play."

Presumably it's to prevent cheating, so that when you jump into a game with other players you know they haven't done a Diablo 2 and given themselves max stats and all the best items. Keeping character progression and loot drops server-side would prevent that from happening. Although since Godfall won't have PvP, what's the harm?

Godfall will be out on November 12, exclusive to the Epic Games Store.

Thanks, VG247.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.