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Speculation: Obsidian skyrim clone in development

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Safav Hamon, Dec 10, 2018.

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Would you like to see Obsidian attempt an Elder Scrolls clone

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  2. No

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  1. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    - Obsidian has expressed interest in making a Skyrim clone in the past

    - Microsoft gives all their new acquisitions an unlimited budget to make whatever kind of game they want

    - Josh Sawyer has been playing Skyrim all week. Research probably.

    - Its been confirmed that another secret project is in development alongside Outer Worlds, and presumably its related to Pillars of Eternity based on tweets from several employees working on Deadfire.

    - It would be the perfect business move. Hit Bethesda on two fronts and steal their fanbase.


    Anyone want to poke holes in my theory, or add fuel to the rumors?
     
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  2. Saerain Augur Patron

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    If they used the PoE setting, I could be pretty damned happy with that.

    Though, I wouldn't want it to mean the Infinity Engine-style works would stop.

    Conflicted.
     
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  3. Somberlain Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Isn't it years too late for a Skyhreem clone? Even Dark Souls clones are a sunken ship by now.
     
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  4. Wunderbar Arcane

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    I hope it'll be moddable.
     
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  5. Jenkem Magister Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    Yikes!
     
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  6. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    A Skyrim clone in the Pillars universe? YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS

    Incline!
     
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  7. Neanderthal Arcane

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    Oh joy more aimless wandering, shit combat, trash collecting and larping. Thats the ticket.
     
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  8. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Obsidian will have to steal Todd Howard from Bethesda to make a Skyrim clone a true masterpiece. And by the looks of Fallout 76 and the state the game is in. Todd Howard might just be on the market very soon.
     
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  9. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Eotas is dead: the Final Pillar.
     
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  10. laclongquan Arcane

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    Are you looking down at Arcanum, punk? Are you?
     
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  11. Funposter Savant

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    instead of a skyrim clone by a shitty studio, how about a new-vegas style TES spinoff by a good studio?
     
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  12. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Todd won't allow such thing.
     
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  13. Funposter Savant

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    put me in coach, i'm ready
     
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  14. Sailor Woedica Erudite The Real Fangirl

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    Don’t forget Cris leaking that they were actually trying to make it!!!!
     
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  15. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    I think there's some unused potential in the ES formula for more systemic gameplay and world/narrative reactivity and branching. So I wouldn't outright oppose an Obsidian take on it.

    I'd just hope it'd not be overused and generic ripoff of ordinary Tolkienic fantasy.


    I'm not explicitly waiting or hoping for it, though. If it happens, it happens.
     
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  16. Wunderbar Arcane

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    I'd play Arcanum-like TES clone.
    Steam-powered power armor, guns and magic, dwarves in tophats, man-eating wolves.
     
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  17. Funposter Savant

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    you're just describing a trainwiz mod
     
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  18. Tito Anic Magister Shitposter

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    :flamesaw:
     
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  19. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Even PoE clone in Skyrim universe is better.
     
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  20. jarmaro Arbiter

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    Chances that it will be worse than Skyrim are small. Obsidian isn't big enough to do shit games and sell them, only big studios like Bethseda have this power.
     
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  21. Reinhardt Arcane

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    But they are balanced enough to make balanced games.
     
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  22. lophiaspis Arbiter

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    Chris "Dunning-Kruger" Parker is leading this, so it will almost certainly stand out for being the first Skyrim clone that is worse than the original.

    Of course, that won't stop Codex obsessing about it for years.
    :thumbsup:
     
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  23. bataille Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    They should clone MCA a couple of times, pump them full of speed and make them work on script iterations 16 hours a day until it's Gravity's Rainbow.

    Oh, you mean clone like whe............. NEVERMIND THEN!
     
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  24. Neanderthal Arcane

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    No.
     
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  25. ArchAngel Arcane

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    I am up for it only if it is TURN BASED.
     
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