Nobody ever said that RPGs weren’t popular, but it seems like now is the best time ever to be an RPG fan. Obsidian recently announced a brand new, first person Fantasy RPG game that is still very early in development, and so far we’ve heard pretty much nothing about it. However, a new report has shed light on some interesting details.
There’s nothing major in the report to indicate that Avowed will be the best RPG ever made, but it at least gives us some information on what exactly the hell is this game. We know it is set in the Pillars of Eternity universe, but apart from that we barely know anything… until now that is.
According to the report, Avowed is essentially just a Fantasy version of The Outer Worlds - another popular RPG from Obsidian - as it includes a lot of the technical foundations of that game, along with some new features like destructible environments and swimming. It also apparently has the same colorful art style as The Outer Worlds, despite the grim style of the teaser trailer.
But of course, being a Fantasy RPG it's hard to escape the clutches of The Elder Scrolls. Yes, there’s dual-wielding and two-handed weapons and spells, much like Skyrim’s combat system. However, it seems like there will be a limited inventory, so don’t expect to have a plethora of weapons and spells available at any one time.
There will also be multiple class playstyles, like Warriors who focus more on physical combat, or Wizards who focus on spellcasting. So far it sounds very much like a first-person Pillars of Eternity game. The one thing that is uncertain though is whether Avowed will feature a massive open world or smaller hub-areas like The Outer Worlds.
The report finally mentions that Avowed is very close to a fully playable Alpha, and even suggests we might get to see some more of the game as early as E3 2022 (or even the end of this year at The Game Awards, though that is a long stretch). Whenever we see it next though, it’s sure to get a lot of fans excited.
What do you think? Are you excited for Avowed? How do you feel about this new information? Are you interested in a Fantasy Outer Worlds? Or would you rather Obsidian takes it in a different direction? Let us know your thoughts!