- Aug 25, 2020
An in-development build of Ubisoft's Gods & Monsters seemingly leaked on to Google Stadia last night, with players posting a series of gameplay clips to Reddit. We were first brought to this leak's attention by user TheMoonsaults, who posted a clip of Gods and Monsters gameplay to the Google Stadia subreddit. It looks like the game appeared under the codename Orpheus for a limited time on the Google Stadia app, before quickly being taken down. This didn't stop some fortunate players from playing and capturing footage first, some of which you can check out in the embedded tweet below. Of course, bear in mind that this early build clearly was never meant to be shown to the public - a lot of the footage features placeholder assets, and its menus look grafted wholesale from Ubisoft's other Grecian open-world game, Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
The game appears to feature a stamina bar for climbing which is very similar to the one used in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We can also hear legendary poet Homer narrating the experience in this clip, describing a character called Fenyx who could be the protagonist of Gods and Monsters. One of the contracts shown in this clip is offering a reward for taking on The Erinyes, deities of vengeance from Greek myth. We also get a glimpse at a placeholder for Hermes, who talks about bringing other gods to the 'Hall Of the Gods' where many of these clips are set. Previously, we had only seen a cinematic trailer for Gods and Monsters, though this could change quickly as we approach the Ubisoft Forward conference, which is set to air on July 12th. In other Ubisoft news, the studio has confirmed that it plans to release five AAA games between Late 2021 and early 2021. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.