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  1. Although this doesn't tell us anything additional about the game. It's always nice to have something to talk about. It seems that the internal codename for Avowed is Project Alabama. Game rant is reporting that a redditor by the name of taclane discovered the codename by searching through the metadata on Obsidian's new website. I can't wait to discover more tidbits about Avowed. Hopefully, sometime soon, we get more official information on the actual game.
  2. Details I saw this question online on twitter and decided to do some digging. It appears that the answer is currently unknown. There was some speculation that it may have been Josh Sawyer, who was project director on Fallout New Vegas, and Pillars of Eternity. And was design director on The Outer Worlds But he has since publicly confirmed he is not the director of Avowed. I guess it remains a mystery for now.
  3. I understand what Phil is saying. Avowed is not a carbon copy of Elder Scrolls. There will be some distinct differences. That being said I think having an ambitious new IP being compared to one of the greatest RPGS of all time is not a bad thing. And from a marketing perspective you don't want to make it seem like they have nothing in common. A lot of people will just read the quote and say oh okay so its not elder scrolls and perhaps instead of being curious they may instead just kind of lose interest and forget about it until it releases and the reviews drop. If all the team has done is release one trailer and people start hyping up Avowed with the likes of Skyrim that is a very, very, very good thing. I say just ride the wave and see where it takes you. Obsidian Entertainment has already proven that they have the talent to make an interesting open world RPG. Now that they have a AAA budget give the team a chance to live up to the hype. Source
  4. You can read the full quote regarding Avowed below: I take this as a good sign. It sounds like he is confident about the current progress that the dev team is making on Avowed. I'm actually a little surprised that he even said this. I was expecting at least another year before we got more info. Now, I'm thinking we'll get an update and possibly some screenshots or gameplay details before the year is out! Source
  5. I think competition is good. For more than a decade the Elder Scrolls has rained supreme in terms of open world western RPGs. And Avowed looks like its coming to take its crown. Competition is Good For Gaming The fact that Microsoft has two studios that are competing in the same space bodes well for the future. I think that the worst thing that every happened to NFL video games was that EA sports got exclusive rights to the license it took 2K sports out of the picture and without the competition Madden just kinda stayed the same, there was no need for innovation. With a monopoly they had cornered the market. The NBA license was never monopolized by EA or 2K and eventually 2K's NBA games were so good. EA just stopped developing a basketball game using the NBA license. So I thinks its really good Obsidian and Bethesda are competing. Fans will inevitably play Elder scrolls 6 and Avowed and they will always compare the two. It will lead to innovation and cause both companies to really push the envelope. Avowed is More Than An Elder Scrolls Clone I think it would be a mistake to think Avowed is simply and Elder Scrolls clone though. If you haven't seen the official announcement trailer for Avowed yet be sure to check it out. While the dual wielding does leave strong echoes of Skyrim. The game is based on the pillars of eternity universe. So it already has a long established history, setting and magical system to draw on. There was a nice write up on 'games radar' about everything that we know about Avowed so far. Be sure to check it out when you get a chance. The rumor is that the world will feature a real time weather system and will be waaaay larger than Skyrim. I can't wait to hear more.
  6. When I first saw this trailer last year, I was immediately hyped for this release. A first person RPG set in the Pillars of Eternity universe. The visuals at the end already look fantastic. Dual wielding magic and a sword gives me the strong impression that this will be an Elder Scrolls competitor. This game has all the elements in place to be a masterpiece. Obsidian is just knocking it out of the park with RPGs. They have two RPGs in Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2 that I'm really looking forward to.
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