At XO18 earlier this month, Microsoft announced that they intend to acquire Obsidian Entertainment, the RPG studio behind games like Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol. Now, not even a month out from that announcement, Obsidian looks ready to announce their next new game and is giving hints of what it might be.
Geoff Keighley, host of The Game Awards, has already confirmed that the next game will be premiering at the awards show.
Private Division is Take-Two’s publishing label focusing on partnering with independent studios of experienced developers for major new games, which you can read all about here. It is perhaps some degree of ironic that the next major game from this initiative is, in essence, partnered with Microsoft due to the reality of acquisitions.
Not content to merely announce the game at The Game Awards, Obsidian has begun teasing the aesthetic of the title with some changes to its website. The official Twitter account for Obsidian asked people to notice the teasing by tweeting knowingly about it.
The “ads” being referred to are a countdown and a headline about a special message from somewhere called “Auntie Cleo’s.” Skipping past that ad brings you other images, like an Cleo’s banner proclaiming it is “Better Than Nature,” and an ad for something called Spacer’s Choice. The included sound effects hearken back to mid-20th century advertisements, almost similar to the way Fallout does but with a higher dose of space.
How do you think Obsidian’s new game will play? Are you expecting something like Alpha Protocol or an isometric RPG like Pillars of Eternity? Let us know below in the comments.