Obsidian Entertainment Reportedly Announcing New IP at XO19
XO19 is looking like a solid showing for Xbox fans with a potential reveal from The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian Entertainment.
With just a day away from Microsoft’s big XO19 presentation, reveals have been teased suggesting much of the devs that make up Xbox Game Studios will have something to show. This includes the recently acquired Obsidian Entertainment, who will reportedly be announcing a new IP on stage at the London venue.
According to a tweet by Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad, XO19 will be a show “worth watching” if you are into Microsoft’s first-party studios. There will be “solid 2020 release dates” for previously announced games Bleeding Edge, Minecraft Dungeons, and Wasteland 3. There will also be a new IP announced from Obsidian Entertainment, but what that could be is still unknown.
XO19 is worth watching tomorrow if you’re a fan of Xbox Game Studios.
The event will have solid 2020 release dates for XGS games like Bleeding Edge, Minecraft Dungeons and Wasteland 3. New IP from Obsidian and Rare. A shadow drop. Plus much more. pic.twitter.com/7n26jSrrKQ
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 13, 2019
While Obsidian Entertainment is arguably most known for its work in first-person RPGs like Fallout: New Vegas or the recently released The Outer Worlds, they did develop the critically acclaimed Pillars of Eternity franchise which is more akin to Baldur’s Gate than a Bethesda open-world RPG. They are also known for South Park: The Stick of Truth and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, which are also RPGs. It may be safe to say the game Obsidian Entertainment will be revealing is an RPG, but the sub-genre is still a mystery.
With that being said, the Xbox brand is in need of a first-party single-player RPG in its lineup. Obsidian Entertainment is a clear choice to take on this task. However, it has been rumored that Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is developing a new entry in the dormant Fable franchise.
The tweet also mentions that Rare will also reveal a new IP. This will reportedly be a third-person adventure game and will be a follow-up to its cooperative pirate simulator Sea of Thieves.
As mentioned earlier, Obsidian Entertainment’s last game was The Outer Worlds. If you want to see what we thought of the new RPG, you can check out our review.