After a long silence and a fear that the game is not in development anymore, Spiders released a new teaser video on their Facebook page:
If you have been reading the forums, you surely have noticed a user named MarieCécile Jacq, who is one of the developers. While the developers don’t want to reveal too much of the game yet, they are pretty active on the forums and giving us steady information about the game. Below is the most frequently asked questions:
Q: Is it an open-world game?
A: “It’s not an open-world game. Players will explore pre-determined locations around the island. That said, we’re adding a lot more space and content to explorable locations than we’ve ever had in previous games.”
Q: What about the factions?
A: “The game presents six factions, and as the main character is from one of them (the Merchant one), your companions will be from the five other factions (Religious, Scientists, Mercenaries, Sailors an Natives). As you know we’re really focusing on the narrative aspects, and important characters will all have their own stories, secrets, past, motivations giving them deep and interesting personalities.”
Q: What about the firearms?
A: “..the integration of the firearms will be well balanced and adapted to melee combats.
GreedFall is an RPG, and we really want to have an interesting character building (scenario but also skills wise), so advanced use of weapons, armor, magic… will have to be unlocked. You will have two sets of weapons (including a firearm and another weapon each) that you can swap at any moment, to optimise combat.
Even if we’re inspired by the 17th century, weapons and technology won’t be 100% historically accurate, and you will be able to have very cool firearms design. You will also be able to use poison bullets and interesting additional effects added by the craft.”