Xbox's Obsidian Entertainment already working on new role-playing game

What you need to know

  • Obsidian Entertainment was recently acquired by Microsoft.
  • The team is currently working on The Outer Worlds for Xbox One and other platforms.
  • The studio is also looking for a new Lead Narrative Designer for another unannounced game.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through the Microsoft Store for $1.

Recently, Microsoft announced that it had acquired inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment. Both companies are working on new projects, and it'll be interesting to see what they come up with down the line. However, Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division have been developing a new game for a while now, and it was officially announced at The Game Awards 2018.

The Outer Worlds is a first-person role-playing game where choices matter. It seems that you can explore a multitude of planets during the course of the campaign. It's a lot like Destiny 2 where you go to different open-world areas for various objectives.

While work on The Outer Worlds rages on, Obsidian is already working on its next game. The title appears to be another role-playing game with branching dialogue. Hopefully, it'll be an open-world experience like Obsidian's past projects like Fallout: New Vegas. Kate Dollarhyde, Lead Narrative Designer, said that Obsidian was looking for another Lead Narrative Designer for its "next project." The studio needs someone who understands "branching dialogue" and "role-playing game design conventions."

It's unclear what this project is, or if it's the same "redacted" project Dollarhyde is working on. Only time will tell. It's clear that Obsidian isn't slowing down its development because the team has multiple projects in the works. This upcoming game may be exclusive to Xbox One and Windows 10 because it doesn't seem like any publishing agreements were made before Microsoft purchased the developer.

The Outer Worlds will be available through Xbox Game Pass. There's a promotion going on through the Microsoft Store which lets you upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – which includes Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Live Gold – for $1. Amazon is also selling a three-month subscription for $20.

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