Obsidian Entertainment's New Game to be Revealed at The Game Awards

Published: November 28, 2018 4:27 PM /



Earlier this week we found out that Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards will feature more than 10 new game announcements. Now, we know that a game by Obsidian Entertainment will be among the lineup.

If you head to Obsidian Entertainment's official website, you'll be met with a special message that has a countdown, with the words "Live December 6th. At The Game Awards."


The message comes with special art and a retro, sci-fi aesthetic, which gives some serious Fallout and Bioshock vibes. One of the messages is brought to us by the fictional "Spacer's Choice" which seems to confirm some sort of space setting.

Although Obsidian was recently acquired by Microsoft, this is not their first project together. The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley tweeted that this game is the product of a partnership between Obsidian and Take-Two's indie-focused publisher "Private Division."



As we found out last year when the Obsidian and Private Division partnership was announced, Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky will lead this project. Both Cain and Boyarsky helped develop the original Fallout. They also founded their own studio - Troika Games - in 1998 until it closed in 2005.

Cain helped develop other games such as Pillars of Eternity after the closing of Troika, while Boyarsky went to Blizzard Entertainment in 2006 and worked on Diablo III. Both are now back at Obsidian working on this new project.

This partnership was announced in December of last year, so now we'll finally get to see what comes out of it.


The Game Awards premieres on live-streaming platforms worldwide on December 6th at 9 PM EST. Stay tuned for TechRaptor's coverage on the new announcements.


Quick Take

I'm very interested to see what Cain and Boyarsky have come up with. They're a great duo and have some serious experience between the two of them. I'm quite interested in this retro sci-fi aesthetic. It's my hope that they do something different than their usual isometric RPGs. I want something more in the vein of Fallout: New Vegas or Knights of the Old Republic 2. We can only base our opinions on who is working on the game and what kind of style they're going for, but so far I'm sold. 

What kind of game do you think this will be? Let us know in the comments below!

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