GreedFall Is Spiders’ Next RPG, Set in the 17th Century and Due in 2018


French studio Spiders and Focus Home Interactive are now working together on GreedFall, a new roleplaying game due for release in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to the press release, GreedFall is set in the 17th century. The art style is inspired by Baroque art and depicts "grandiose sceneries in muted warm colors and dark undertones".

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The game will take place on a remote island seeping with magic, rumored to be filled with all kinds of treasures. Players will be caught right in the middle of the fight between the invading settlers and the locals, who are protected by supernatural beings powered by the island's magic.

The press release states that the island of GreedFall is an ever-evolving world where players are given great freedom to achieve objectives in multiple ways, from combat to diplomacy, deception and stealth. Their action, even the most trivial ones, will influence and affect the game's course as well as the relationships between the various factions.

Jehanne Rousseau, CEO of Spiders, said:

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.

The last game by Spiders, The Technomancer, launched in June 2016. We rated it 7.2/10 in our review.