On the subject of RPGs, there are few builders with a extra spectacular resume than Obsidian’s Josh Sawyer. The checklist of video games he’s both designed or directed embody Icewind Dale II, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas, and Pillars of Eternity, so for sure, RPG followers comply with no matter he’s engaged on with bated breath. Final yr Sawyer confirmed he’s working on a new project at Obsidian that isn’t Avowed or a sequel to The Outer Worlds, and on the latest episode of his premium Grubbsnax series, wanton leaker Jeff Grubb offered some extra particulars.
Per Grubb, Josh Sawyer’s subsequent recreation, codenamed Venture Missouri, is extra of an experimental undertaking being labored on with a comparatively small staff. It appears Sawyer could also be taking some notes from Disco Elysium, as the brand new undertaking is claimed to be a homicide thriller RPG, with a deal with character constructing and interactions and participant selection. In actual fact, the sport possible received’t have any fight in any respect. The sport’s setting positively diverges from Disco Elysium although, because it’s stated to happen in sixteenth century Europe.
In fact, take this with a grain of salt for now, however it wouldn’t be shocking for Disco Elysium to begin influencing different RPG builders. Personally, I’d like to see what Sawyer can do with a combat-less totally character-driven RPG.
Obsidian is holding very busy for the time being – along with Venture Missouri, they’re additionally engaged on Avowed, which is rumored to basically be The Outer Worlds in a darkish fantasy setting. Talking of The Outer Worlds, a full sequel was introduced earlier this summer season. Obsidian additionally continues to replace and increase their early entry open-world journey, Grounded.
What do you assume? Are you excited for Sawyer’s subsequent undertaking and Obsidian’s slate basically?