Obsidian Entertainment have had a hell of a year with a number of high-profile game announcements coupled with soaring stock prices attracting attention from the tech community at large.  It seems they may be well on their way to becoming a global gaming powerhouse

Here are some of the most hotly anticipated titles of the moment.

Avowed

Avowed is a Skyrim-esque style open world first person RPG which was announced in July 2020 with an unknown release day.

Though sure to have stiff competition from the Elder Scrolls series, with Obsidian’s track record of critically acclaimed RPG’s, its hard not to take Avowed seriously as a potential gem in the current RPG landscape.

What We Know So Far

  • Open world
  • First person
  • Spells and magic
  • Dragons

Grounded

Grounded is a first person survival horror game which offers players the chance to be shrunk and attacked by spiders. Yes, you heard that right – it’s not quite the style of game Obsidian are known for, but its also a clear indicator they are branching out into new areas.

What We Know So Far

  • Survival FPS
  • Spiders!

Unannounced Title

Obsidian are also working on a new untitled game which has drawn speculation from fans as to what they could be unveiling.

Despite a busy year including the announcement of both Avowed and grounded Grounded, it seems Obsidian may still have more in store for fans.

The project will be spear-headed by veteran studio lead Josh Sawyer who is credited with the game design for some of the most highly acclaimed RPG’s ever made, including the Icewind Dale series, Neverwinter Nights and Pillars of Eternity.  Unfortunately, that’s about all we know so far.

Based on previous comments from Josh Sawyer the title is unlikely to be Pillars of Eternity 3 due to poor sales of Pillars of Eternity 2, despite critical acclaim.

What We Know So Far

  • Lead Game designer Josh Sawyer
  • Probably Not Pillars of Eternity 3

Conclusion

With all the amazing titles in the pipeline, it’s clear Obsidian have their work cut out for them in upcoming years. Here to hoping their upcoming titles live up to their history of top tier gaming titles!

Brian Goodman

By Brian Goodman

Brian is a hobbyist game developer and game enthusiast who started writing for Bits 'n Bytes in 2020. He has over 20 years under the belt as a heavyweight gamer and enjoys writing about the games he is passionate about.

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