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Game News Obsidian's next big RPG is Avowed, a Skyrim-like set in the Pillars of Eternity universe

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tags: Avowed; Obsidian Entertainment

    Feargus Urquhart has talked for years about how much he wants to make a big Skyrim-like RPG using the Pillars of Eternity setting. After Obsidian was acquired by Microsoft and hit it out of the park with The Outer Worlds, it was clear that it was only a matter of time. Behold the reveal trailer for Avowed, unveiled today at the Xbox Games Showcase:


    So what can one say about this? First of all, it's notable that they're not calling it Pillars of Eternity 3 or even Pillars of Eternity: Spinoff. On its very sparse official website, the game is described only as an "epic, first-person RPG set in the fantasy world of Eora". It appears to be specifically set in Aedyr, on Eora's previously unseen western continent. Judging by the repeated references to vows and oaths, it sounds like the game's story will likely involve Woedica, who is that nation's patron goddess. One of her many titles, Oathbinder, appears on the player character's sword in Eld Aedyran runes. But otherwise, it's clear that the main point of this trailer is to inform mass audiences that "Hey, we're making a Skyrim!". Well, we'll see where it goes. I suspect it'll be a while yet before we learn anything more about Avowed, but as always, let the drama begin.
     
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  2. Latro Arcane

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    haha?
     
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  3. Lhynn Arcane

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    Jesus christ, let that retarded setting die. :lol:
     
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  4. KeighnMcDeath Arbiter

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    Avowed.... UNDERWORLD II. Burn down more than doors and furniture.
     
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  5. Ranarama Learned

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    Fouls can also be hit out of the park
     
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  6. Tyrr Barely Literate

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    I wonder if they will be able to properly balance a "Skyrim-like RPG". Because balance is the most important aspect in a game in the PoE setting.
     
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  7. himmy Arcane

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    Skyrim, but every time you get a radiant quest to clear out a bandit cave you have to sit through 4 pages of dialogue and intricate, yet vague visions of the ethereal world.
     
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    Monomyth >>>>>>> this
     
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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    It's going to take awhile to get used to Obsidian games being Xbox exclusives.
     
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  10. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Had me at Skyrim... lost me at PoE setting.
     
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  11. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    It's Xbox & Windows 10 PC exclusive.
     
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  12. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    No PS5 means a hard pass from me. I only play console games on the best console.
     
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    PS fags... it ain't ever coming to Dreamcast so swim in my tears.

    Dunno about Nintendo... i guess they can cry wii wii wii all the way home.
     
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  14. Reader Educated

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    Which will land on its face somewhere around TES6.
     
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  15. oldmanpaco Master of Siestas

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    Just watched the trailer.

    Queens indeed.
     
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  16. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    I didn't understand a single fucking word of what the guy in the trailer said
     
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  17. Grauken I'm here because I love watching dinosaurs Patron

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    Doesn't matter, it's so generic you would be hard pressed to remember even if you understood
     
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  18. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Again?
     
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  19. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    You're mistaking my waifu Berath with Woedica.
     
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  20. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Woedica was already the antagonist in Pillars 1.
     
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  21. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I don't remember anything about pillars 1 and I prefer to keep it that way
     
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  22. Vladimuar Learned

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    Dull pathos of such level has just proved to be lethal for my laptop fairy.
     
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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    In the trailer, also included is the face of an average codexian when he learns that Obsidian is to revisit the world of Eora, fps this time.

    [​IMG]
     
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    A preponderance of users exclusive to the Nintendo console are capable of breathing entirely through their noses, a trait which distinguishes them from their cousins bedeviled by corn syrup and taurine. It's a shame, as they would be the most naturally inclined toward Woedica.
     
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  25. roshan Arcane

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    Just seems infantile. I guess video game developers just never grow up?
     
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