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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 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Magnat Arcane Vatnik

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    Josh is planning to ruin another (sub)genre with his autism I take it? :M
     
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  2. Monkeyfinger Augur

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    Owlcat is the king of that hill now.
     
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  3. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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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
    I suppose, but so are their efforts to carry C&C across multiple games. This is almost fundamental to the production resource intensive nature of video games. You can't just make stuff up in the intervening week between sessions in order to accommodate the choices of your players like you can in pen and paper, where the DM and players' imagination supplies all of the art assets, graphics, and programming.

    Which isn't to say you shouldn't try to realize any C&C across multiple games, but limiting the scale is important.

    Generally, that precludes the possibility of any major C&C in the critical path which ALSO carries over into the sequel. Major deviations from the critical path should be included for the sake of role playing (create the New California Republic, or don't) but not for the sake of creating a sequel where a major faction can both exist in one version of the game and not exist in the other.

    Otherwise, you would need to make two versions of Fallout 2 and New Vegas where the NCR both exists and doesn't exist.
     
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  4. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    So Obsidian is officially making cloning Bethesda their new development strategy.
     
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  5. Robert Erick Novice

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    The logical conclusion is that a new, untested studio will work for Obsidian to release classic yet rushed and unfinished rpgs (Due to the publisher, of course.) using their IPs. I'm thinking Iron Tower Studio.
     
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  6. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    So, what is Leon Boyarski working on?
     
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  7. 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
    The Outer Worlds 2, seemingly.
     
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  8. Andhaira Arcane

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    Don't wizards in PoE setting need a spellbook in hand to cast a spell?

    Why is the main guy in trailer casting without a spellbook? I don't recall warrior-mage being a class in PoE (never played PoE II)

    Also didn't Outer World bomb? Everything about it screamed suck!
     
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  9. Space Satan Arcane

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    There is still hope
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  10. Ulfhednar Learned

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    Purple whispy visuals in PoE were often used to indicate cypher/soul magic and wouldn’t require a grimoire.
     
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  11. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    Wow, i just took a break from gaming news and forums due to work and just now i learned that we are getting an Obsidian Skyrim? YESSSSS

    At last, some proper incline. It has been too long with that isometric shit.
     
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  12. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    What the fuck? Don't make shit like this. It's slander.
     
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  13. selkin Educated

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    The name of the game shows how lame things were named in PoE in general.
     
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  14. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    Avowed > scales to your level
     
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  15. Iskramor Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    There is 70+ games that use DX12 lel
     
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  16. Vladimuar Learned

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    obsidian is shit. why does this thread even exist?
     
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  17. NJClaw Ontopolover by choice Patron

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    Because, while everyone likes to shit on Pillars of Eternity and Obsidian, we can't stop dreaming about getting another proper isometric RPG with cohesive art direction, beautiful pre-rendered 2D backgrounds, and memorable hand-painted portraits (possibly with a D&D ruleset, for the love of God). Even if some of us will never admit it.
     
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  18. hpstg Savant

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    Because every single person you see bitching in here, will buy and/or pirate this game and spend hours on it, if their computer can run it.
     
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  19. agris Arcane Patron

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  20. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    Codexers say yes, all of the (many) involved parties insist no.

    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-outer-worlds-has-exceeded-publishers-expectati/1100-6471295/

    Which wouldn't mean a lot, but there are signs their enthusiasm is genuine, like sequel talk and making DLC when they weren't planning on it originally; when ME:A and DA:I flopped, for example, the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises went on hiatus.
     
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  21. Hellion Arcane

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    Hastily googling "Outer Worlds sales" brings up articles that claim it had sold "more than 2.5 million copies" by May 2020. It was anything but a flop.
     
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  22. NJClaw Ontopolover by choice Patron

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    You see, they don't care about the market. To them, 1 million copies sold are worth less than a single positive post about the game on the Codex. They just wanted to impress the Codex, that's all. :obviously:
     
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