Obsidian Entertainment’s next major first-person RPG Avowed, set within the Pillars of Eternity universe, was showcased a while back during an Xbox event with little information to go on. However, a new report suggests that it will likely launch sometime in the first half of 2023 for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who has been privy to inside information about the gaming industry in the past, recently stated that Avowed will “likely” release in either Q1 or Q2 of 2023. Despite not having any concrete gameplay yet outside of a short trailer, Xbox may ramp up marketing for the game closer to its release.
As with all rumours, we recommend taking this with a pinch of salt for now until we have confirmation from either Xbox or Obsidian Entertainment.
The next anticipated first-person RPG from Obsidian, the developers of Fallout: New Vegas and The Outer Worlds, Avowed has been compared to Skyrim with its first-person perspective and focus on a large variety of RPG elements including magic.
The game was first revealed in 2020 but has since gone quiet in development. Obsidian Entertainment, now under ownership of Microsoft, is also working on a sequel to The Outer Worlds, with other rumours suggesting that they might be gearing up for a follow-up to Fallout: New Vegas.
Xbox currently has several first-party games in development from their various studios, including Bethesda Game Studios’ upcoming RPG Starfield, Playground Games’ reboot of Fable, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga, Arkane’s vampire-slaying shooter Redfall, and much more that we possibly haven’t heard of yet.
Avowed is currently in development for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Jez Corden