Avowed Revealed

07/23/2020 - 12:36 | By: Trevor Whalen
Obsidian's Next RPG Game Announced

During the Xbox Games Show today, Obsidian Entertainment had a brand new game reveal. After showing off a trailer for the next addon for The Outer Worlds, Peril On Gorgon, and their other game Grounded, Obsidian Entertainment revealed a world premiere of a new RPG title.

Called Avowed, it is a first-person RPG set in Pillars of Eternity's world of Eora. If you're unfamiliar with that, it's a previous game made by Obsidian that was also a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate. Generally, it seems a medieval fantasy world filled with war, monsters, and undead skeletons.

The trailer showed off such fantasy elements as huge statues and castle structures, fire arrows, undead skeleton enemies, and what appear to be glyphs that activate magic spells. 

The narrator said that you will have to face the monsters born of sins, so you can expect to be slaying lots of monsters in this game.

 
 

Check out the announcement trailer yourself below:

Avowed will be coming to the Xbox Series X and PC No release date has been revealed.


Quick Take

I'll spare you by not saying this is like Skyrim. I'd definitely be doing myself a disservice there, given that I am aware of medieval fantasy RPGs long before Skyrim and many since. But I saw some takes on Twitter calling this Obsidian's take on The Elder Scrolls. Whatever angle you want to give it, or if you just want to see as Avowed itself with no comparisons, I'm excited to see Obsidian diving into a first-person take on their Pillars of Eternity world filled with first-person, skeleton-busting, fire-arrow shooting combat.

Are you a longtime fan of Obsidian? Familiar with the Pillars of Eternity world and ready for a followup to it? Excited to learn about this new RPG project in the future? Let us know in the comments below!


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I am a lifelong, enthusiastic gamer, freelance writer and editor, blogger, and Thief FM aficionado. I think that exploration-heavy, open-ended first-person games are the best vehicle for story-telling, with the finest Thief missions leading the pack.