Avowed: The Head Of Xbox Has High Expectations

One of the upcoming Obsidian Entertainment games has high expectations coming from Phil Spencer (hopefully not too high).


Xbox Game Studios’ ever-growing list has included Obsidian for a while. They have recently created the non-Fallout The Outer Worlds (whose sequel was also announced, and unsurprisingly, PlayStation wasn’t mentioned at all). One of the upcoming games from them is Avowed, which is going to be a first-person RPG, allowing us to dual-wield swords and use magic. Doesn’t that sound a lot like The Elder Scrolls?

I think the games are very different, so I would maybe struggle to say ‘This is our version of this’, knowing what Feargus and the team are going to do. But when I think about our lineup, and I think about that more core fantasy RPG setting, I think Avowed is going to be an awesome entrance. Fable has never been that, it’s always been a little more lighthearted and a little more British I think I could say, and I think Playground will keep it there.

The Elder Scrolls VI is further out and when that comes out I think it’s going to be incredible. Avowed will be a core fantasy-based RPG, but there’s going to be some distinct differences from what The Elder Scrolls has done traditionally. This one takes place in the Pillars [of Eternity] world.

Obsidian is such a fantastic studio. I think Avowed will be fantastic when it comes out and I want to give them the time and the resources to build the most amazing game they’ve ever built,” Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, said during the IGN Unlocked podcast. So he set the bar high, but then again, he also gave the studio unlimited time and resources!

Obsidian has created several Western RPGs (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity), and their next similar project, Avowed, will be showcased shortly, with a tentative 2023 release window.

Source: WCCFTech

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