New job descriptions suggest that Obsidian is currently hiring for a "high profile RPG"

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    While Obsidian Entertainment has been busy lately, being bought up by Microsoft and creating the highly-anticipated RPG The Outer Worlds, the company appears to be working on yet another project, behind the scenes. According to a job listing recently posted on Linkedin, Obsidian is on the hunt for twelve new writers and developers who are willing to work on a multiplatform "AAA high profile role-playing game", with melee and ranged combat gameplay, and a day and night cycle, which runs on Unreal Engine 4. While a Pillars of Eternity 3 would be expected for the studio, it seems that this project will be more like The Outer Worlds, seeing as that it runs on UE4, rather than Tyranny and Pillars, which both ran on Unity, as well as the fact that the game will take place in a first-person POV. If this game makes it to the development stage, we'll likely see a teaser trailer for it at next year's Microsoft E3 conference.

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  1. Jiehfeng

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    This is an excellent opportunity for fans who believe a better job can be done in their games.
     
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  2. x65943

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    Anyone else secretly hoping for something like new vegas?
     
  3. TunaKetchup

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    Epic Store exclusive I'm sure

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    Isn't that already Outer Worlds?
     
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  4. darcangel

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    not even Outter-world is EPIC only, is day one on microsoft

    And since Micro bought obsidian they said no more EPIC only stuff, sadly it was already EPIC only when microsoft bought it

    So you can buy OutterWords for 1,99 on PC game pass day one and never support EPIC and make them lose money
     
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  5. IP60

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    Gonna be a Xbox and Pc exclusive.
     
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  6. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Never heard of this company! :blink:
     
  7. Xzi

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    That's not guaranteed. It was Outer Worlds' publisher, Private Division, who made the decision to go EGS exclusive. If Obsidian self-publishes or use a different publisher for their next game, odds are high that it'll be listed on several storefronts.

    (Also, oddly enough, Outer Worlds isn't fully exclusive, it's gonna be on the Xbox PC app at launch. Epic only seems to care about keeping games off Steam temporarily.)
     
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  8. Darksabre72

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    they was the people who developed fallout new vegas
     
  9. Tapri

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    God I hope it's kotor remakes. Kotor2 was a masterpiece when it came out but because of the time restrictions they had it was never officially finished.

    The fan made kotor 1 project got shut down, which was disheartening. It would be really cool to see these 2 games remade and continued on. And personally I dont consider the old Republic (online mmo) as a proper sequel in the series, even if they did bring back revan.
     
  10. Ericthegreat

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    Game dev jobs are really high competition.
     
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  11. BlastedGuy9905

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    I was thinking this exactly. I loved that game.
     
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  12. warweeny

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    Then it is not an exclusive...
     
  13. Ishzark

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    new South Park game incoming ^^
     
  14. IP60

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    Yes it is, PC and console are not competition.
     
  15. warweeny

    warweeny GBAtemp Regular

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    No it isn't, PC and consoles ARE competition.
    Go back to school.
     
  16. leon315

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    every company wants BIG money, and EPIC has BIG money, what's wrong with that?
     
  17. IP60

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    Nah, people who game on PC don't game on console and vice versa. Hence why MS putting out games for both Xbox and PC.
     
  18. npiet1

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    Obsidian is owned by MS now.

    My guesses is Fable. That was a beloved MS IP. That finished on a high note (not counting the stupid Kinect game). They wanted to something and tried with legends but it was fucking awful. It sucked. I played the beta it deserved it. So they are just brining a proper 4 game.
     
  19. x65943

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    "people who game on PC don't game on console"

    Do you seriously think that? Maybe it's a smaller percentage, but I definitely do both.
     
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