Obsidian’s Next Generation Title Looks Great, Says Developer

David Cornell - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 1:59 a.m. ET

Obsidian Entertainment president Feargus Urquhart says the developer’s next generation title looks great.

The RPG veteran behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Obsidian is hard at work on several projects, including South Park: Stick of Truth and Kickstarter-funded Project Eternity. However, there is a next generation game underway that they haven’t released a title for. And according to Obsidian’s president, it’s “already looking great.”

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After THQ collapsed this year, South Park was given to Ubisoft and missed its March release date, but Obsidian is confident that it will see consoles by the end of 2013. Just over ten percent of Obsidian’s staff of 115 are committed to Project Eternity, and as development on South Park likely nears completion it would make sense to turn their attention toward a next generation title.

Sources say that Obsidian’s job search site is seeking developers for a “unique next generation” title, so it seems unlikely that this game will have anything to do with the one they terminated due to job cuts at the studio. Speculation is all we have as to what this next generation title is that Obsidian Entertainment is working on.

Obsidian has expressed interest in a new Star Wars game, perhaps hinting at negotiations with Disney, who recently closed LucasArts and is willing to lend Star Wars licenses to other developers. Feargus Urquhart has also previously commented that Obsidian “would love to make a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas 2.” A sequel to Alpha Protocol would be unlikely, as sales were rather poor for the game.

A Fallout sequel may be possible, as some developers for Obsidian once worked for Black Isle Studios, who created the IP before Bethesda grabbed it. Again, this is all speculation and Obsidian Entertainment has not announced the title of their next generation game as of yet.

What do you think Obsidian’s next generation game might be?


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