Avowed - Info and Rumors @ PC Gamer - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Avowed - Info and Rumors @ PC Gamer

Default Avowed - Info and Rumors @ PC Gamer

September 17th, 2020, 21:39
PC Gamer has collected some info and rumors about Avowed:

Avowed: Release date, gameplay, and everything we know about Obsidian's Skyrim-like RPG

Avowed is a big, first-person RPG set in the same world as Pillars of Eternity, and it looks like it might be Obsidian's spin on The Elder Scrolls. It would make a lot of sense: Over the past decade, Obsidian has garnered love and praise for taking beloved RPG subgenres and adding its a modern spin. Pillars of Eternity was a love letter to cRPG greats like Baldur's Gate, while The Outer Worlds evoked the grim satire and meaningful choices of Fallout: New Vegas (which it also created). Now it looks like Obsidian is inching into Skyrim's territory, and with The Elder Scrolls 6 likely still years away, the idea of a big fantasy first-person RPG is exciting.

[…]
More information.
HiddenX is offline

HiddenX

HiddenX's Avatar
The Elder Spy
RPGWatch Team
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#1

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NRW/Germany
Posts: 12,868
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)

Default 

September 17th, 2020, 23:56
So nothing new beyond the last rumors and early leaks? I'm going to assume were at least a year off from any type of official info. Since it wont be released till late 2022.

So basically…..
  • Fully open world, much denser than Skyrim
  • Primarily set in The Living Lands region of Eora, which has been referenced but never seen in Pillars of Eternity games
  • Big focus on world-reactivity, lighting and next-gen AI systems and physics (special focus on physics with magic systems)
  • Real-time weather system
  • Advanced character creation tool
  • Mod support is planned
  • Very large number of factions but very different approach than with Skyrim
  • You’ll be able to have companions, but they'll act differently than those seen in the Outer Worlds.
  • In the story, you'll fight against the incoming threat of tyranny. This will be independent of other Pillars of Eternity lore pieces.
  • There are many boss battles and quite a few of them will be larger than the player.
  • There's a massive focus on architecture like iconic landmarks, statues, and buildings
  • Two large cities are currently planned with many smaller ones placed between and around them.
  • There's a strong focus on Eora's fauna and wildlife including rivers, mountains, and desolate areas.
  • Avowed will add to established Pillars of Eternity lore without retconning anything.
  • For those killers out there, Obsidian is including an option to kill everyone in the game, even key players.
  • Avowed has been in production for about two years with a team of 100 people. They plan to expand that team in the future, presumably when production on The Outer Worlds' expansions concludes.
  • They're currently targeting a late 2022 or early 2023 release date.
--
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
Last edited by Couchpotato; September 18th, 2020 at 14:20.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Laziest Man Alive

#2

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great ol'Murica
Posts: 23,906
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 00:55
I'm interested!
--
Character is centrality, the impossibility of being displaced or overset. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
wolfgrimdark is offline

wolfgrimdark

wolfgrimdark's Avatar
SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin Donor

#3

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 2,624
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 01:30
Thanks to you for the great breakdown Couchpotato
azsinistar is offline

azsinistar

azsinistar's Avatar
Watcher

#4

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 02:04
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
In the story, you'll fight against the incoming threat of tyranny.
Possible crossover with Paradox's Tyranny? 😁
I always have faith in Obsidian I just hope they step up their NPC faces; as much as I loved the Outer Worlds it was populated by some horrors - not great in a first person game.
shamroxor is offline

shamroxor

shamroxor's Avatar
Watcher

#5

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 02:44
Originally Posted by shamroxor View Post
Possible crossover with Paradox's Tyranny? 😁
I always have faith in Obsidian I just hope they step up their NPC faces; as much as I loved the Outer Worlds it was populated by some horrors - not great in a first person game.
That would be a nice crossover idea indeed. To bad Paradox owns the IP.

Anyway early info suggests the game will be based on the early Aedyr Empire. The internet is also speculating it might have the goddess Woedica when she was powerful.

Hence the word Tyranny. She's evil and wants to expand the empire & her influence.
--
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Laziest Man Alive

#6

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great ol'Murica
Posts: 23,906
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 08:51
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Hence the word Tyranny
I'll always associate that word with the game 🙁 If Avowed does well maybe Feargus
Will buy it back from Paradox before the world completely forgets it exists!
shamroxor is offline

shamroxor

shamroxor's Avatar
Watcher

#7

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Hemisphere
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 12:45
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
  • Very large number of fractions but very different approach than with Skyrim
I'm hoping we'll get some of the fractions that aren't used very often in games, like 17/57ths or 22/109ths.
Avantre is offline

Avantre

Avantre's Avatar
Sentinel
RPGWatch Donor

#8

Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 254
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 14:20
Originally Posted by Avantre View Post
I'm hoping we'll get some of the fractions that aren't used very often in games, like 17/57ths or 22/109ths.
Me to but nope it's just a misplaced letter on my part. Should be factions.
--
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Laziest Man Alive

#9

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great ol'Murica
Posts: 23,906
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 14:59
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Me to but nope it's just a misplaced letter on my part. Should be factions.
In think you are German: factions (English) = Fraktionen (German)

Fraktion comes from fractio (Latin): a fragment, portion of something
Faction comes from factio (Latin): group of people acting together
HiddenX is offline

HiddenX

HiddenX's Avatar
The Elder Spy
RPGWatch Team
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#10

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NRW/Germany
Posts: 12,868
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 15:38
2023 release.

When I woke up this morning, it was 2020. So I looked at where I was in 2017. I lived in different country, had a different partner, had a different job, nobody knew humans could be threatened globally by a simple virus, and 4 more of my family members were alive.

So maybe I'll care a bit more about games I have good chances to predict how my life will be by the time it releases, if I'm even alive. Sorry, but hype train evaded.
Nereida is offline

Nereida

Nereida's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch

#11

Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 18:46
Good games take time.

Huge team is awesome….there is some serious Microsoft money happening here.

These guys did fall out new vegas, a first person game is not new to them and I don't worry about the writting at all.

I'm hyped.

off topic a bit….I'm most likely going to get an xbox series x with the game pass included for a low monthly price(actually less then buying both things seperate) just because of game pass.

Already have a ps5 preordered…I be happy
--
If you don't stand behind your troops, feel free to stand in front.
rune_74 is offline

rune_74

SasqWatch
Original Sin 2 Donor

#12

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,278
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)

Default 

September 18th, 2020, 20:24
In "wait and see" mode with this one…but more sceptical than anything else. And 2023 does seem a lifetime away.
--
To check out my games library, and see what recent games I'm playing, visit my steam profile! -- http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197982351404
Arkadia7 is online now

Arkadia7

Arkadia7's Avatar
SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#13

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific NorthWest, USA!
Posts: 1,683
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)

Default 

September 19th, 2020, 02:24
Originally Posted by Arkadia7 View Post
In "wait and see" mode with this one…but more sceptical than anything else. And 2023 does seem a lifetime away.
Bah I waited 7+ years for Cyberpunk 2077. Three years is nothing compared to that.
--
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
Last edited by Couchpotato; September 19th, 2020 at 13:24.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Laziest Man Alive

#14

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Great ol'Murica
Posts: 23,906
Mentioned: 76 Post(s)

Default 

September 19th, 2020, 13:38
the idea of a big fantasy first-person RPG is exciting.
Not when incompetent Trash-Game Creator Obsidian messes it up!
--
SSI Gold Box-style game, we are working on.
mercy is offline

mercy

mercy's Avatar
SasqWatch

#15

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,584
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)

Default 

September 19th, 2020, 13:41
You can always count on this^ guy for insightful, intelligent comments.
JDR13 is offline

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#16

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 27,767
Mentioned: 73 Post(s)

Default 

September 19th, 2020, 17:29
Originally Posted by mercy View Post
Not when incompetent Trash-Game Creator Obsidian messes it up!
Where is your game? Still waiting….and waiting….stillll waiting….

Cannot wait to review
--
If you don't stand behind your troops, feel free to stand in front.
rune_74 is offline

rune_74

SasqWatch
Original Sin 2 Donor

#17

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,278
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)

Default 

September 20th, 2020, 20:03
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
So nothing new beyond the last rumors and early leaks? I'm going to assume were at least a year off from any type of official info. Since it wont be released till late 2022.

So basically…..
Don't forget absurdly insane longbow range.
and something something worth the weight of the crown..
--
How about all games have a single huge lootbox you pay for up front that contains all the options, items, skins, unlocks etc? I'd pay for that!!
Wisdom is offline

Wisdom

Wisdom's Avatar
Torch & Pitchfork Vendor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#18

Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,686
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)

Default 

September 21st, 2020, 20:58
Hm, sounds interesting, but way too early to get hyped.
--
Exitus acta probat.
wiretripped is offline

wiretripped

wiretripped's Avatar
Machiavellian
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#19

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Leuven, BE
Posts: 2,122
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

September 21st, 2020, 21:36
Originally Posted by wiretripped View Post
Hm, sounds interesting, but way too early to get hyped.
Good news is they now have bethesda to get any help from if needed
--
If you don't stand behind your troops, feel free to stand in front.
rune_74 is offline

rune_74

SasqWatch
Original Sin 2 Donor

#20

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,278
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Avowed - Info and Rumors @ PC Gamer
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:18.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch