Counterplay Games, exclusive developer of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles God come down, is working on a new action fantasy shooter IP. While the studio hasn’t announced anything yet, the job descriptions discovered by VeryAli Gaming have ruined everything. Counterplay is specifically looking for developers for “an unannounced cooperative action fantasy shooter”.
Will Counterplay’s new game be a PS5 exclusive like Godfall?
Counterplay’s job description is understandably not revealing much, but it does reveal that its next IP is in development for a “next-gen console platform,” which means the unannounced shooter has a potential may be in development for both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The job description further reveals that Counterplay’s new game will be narrative-focused, with a focus on characters, quests, and lore. The game will have “a lot of focus on combat” and the developer is looking for someone with experience in 3D action fighting games and action role-playing games, which suggests that the mystery title will have RPG elements. The requirement to have experience implementing “third person characters” indicates that the game will be played in third person.
In addition to the above, Counterplay’s game will have multiplayer. Interestingly, one producer’s job description states that candidates with experience in “developing multi-character synchronous animation (assassination)” will be preferred, suggesting that the game can have a stealth action.
Counterplay’s first foray into next-gen development has been met with criticism. Godfall, available on PS5 at launch, has been criticized by critics. The inclusion of a stripped-down version of it in the PS Plus lineup as the only PS5 product also sparked a backlash. It remains to be seen whether Counterplay’s second attempt at creating a next-gen title is better.
We will update our readers as we have more information.
In other news, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks that Sony overpay to Bungie in despair. Elsewhere, Sony has confirmed that it will release ten games in live service in 2026 with help from Bungie’s experience in the arena.
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