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Furthermore, we can conclude that the Wheel of Time project doesn't seem to have started "full development" as of december? (Don't know exactly anymore) 2011.

We can conclude this because of:

-Obsidian's code names: F:NV was Obsidian's 9th started game, Virginia (which was a cancelled or put on hold XBLA game) was 10th, New York is 11th (which is the SP RPG) and North Carolina (Sawyers) is 12.

-Meaning they are working on 2 projects at the moment. According to a tweet by Chris Avellone in early december? 2011 they are working on two projects (SP and NC). Not on three.


Of course, it could suddenly turn out that Virginia has/had the WOT license. Or something else (like the WOT project not having an Obs project but that would not explain the 2 projects comment). It's speculation here anyway based on the few pieces of information we get. Been wrong before.

Edited by C2B, 28 January 2012 - 03:13 AM.


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I don't remember where it was said that the other project is a new IP, C2B/Funcroc/Flouride would probably be able to tell you tho'.


I quoted it on the last page

The ultimate goal for a lot of studios making sequels is to finally jump off and work on their own original IP. Does Obsidian ever want to take that jump? "Absolutely," confirms Urquhart, before going on to say that Obsidian already has an original IP title underway. "We have a whole big cool world idea that we can hopefully talk about soon. That is a whole new world, a whole new thing. It's being put together by Josh Sawyer, who was the project director on Fallout New Vegas, and Chris Avellone is involved."


+Several devs hinted strongly to it.

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The mystery-licensed project Feargus was talking about was South Park.


FU: It'll be an action RPG that's focused on fun, not Dungeon Siege, it's quite a bit different in a different genre with a different camera. - South Park

FU: There actually is another game that I can't talk about at all.

GR: Are you sure?

FU: No, I'll get killed, but it's a licensed product but it's a licensed product that when people hear about it they're going to be "well you had to do that. there's no option, if I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it."


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I'm not sure why you keep quoting that bit as if it's supposed to prove that it's not South Park. Again, that was before South Park was announced. Licensed property that no one would turn down -> South Park.

P.S. : South Park is not an action-RPG.

Edited by WorstUsernameEver, 28 January 2012 - 10:00 AM.


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Edit2:

FU: It'll be an action RPG that's focused on fun, not Dungeon Siege, it's quite a bit different in a different genre with a different camera. - South Park


This line doesn't refer to South Park but to an "Original XBLA RPG" in the context of the interview. South Park isn't XBLA nor is it original.

Edited by C2B, 28 January 2012 - 10:54 AM.


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Also, to give you an overview about Obsidians current projects.

First off: Obsidian codenames their projects after the order the states joined the Union. Secondly as of Dungeon Siege III/New Vegas there were 9 games they started. And last: DLC's don't count. (Expansions do)

Virgina (10th): We know next to nothing about it.
New York (11th): South Park
North Carolina (12th): Sawyer's project

Thats what we know so far regarding Obsidians current game projects. We haven't heard ANYTHING about the WOT project since it was announced.

Ofc still take it as speculation. Could turn out completly different. For example its entirly possible that the XBLA RPG turns out to be Sawyers project.

Edited by C2B, 28 January 2012 - 10:38 AM.


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Twillight has kinda made vampires and warewolfs lame by association for the foreseeable future, unless the new Underworld film is awesome. If we are just fantasising, then yes, a sequel to VtM would be all kinds of awesome.

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Obsidian is hiring a cinematic designer.
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So many rumors, so little facts...

Maybe we'll see something in one of the gaming conventions.

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So many rumors, so little facts...


The Game is unannounced. Speculation is the only thing we have.

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Sawyer's formspring

will the obsidian engine be used on the studios game more often? dungeon siege ran without issues and it was awesome. :)

It's being used on South Park right now (different renderer, obviously) and will hopefully be used on future projects.


hmmm....


EDIT: OT: Obsidian's CTG programmer Michael Bosley's blog post

Edited by funcroc, 09 February 2012 - 02:50 AM.

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EDIT: OT: Obsidian's CTG programmer Michael Bosley's blog post

Hehe... The story of O :-


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For those who don't know 'O', it's a notation for the relative complexity of an algorithm.

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Ex-Obsidian artist David Lieu's resume (recently updated)

Experience
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04/2007 - 01/2012
Obsidian Entertainment
Intermediate Level Environment Artist

unannounced project
Fallout: New Vegas DLCs 1-4
Fallout: New Vegas
Alpha Protocol



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If that was updated 01/2012, that would have been after the Southpark announcement?

Very nice man... announcing that there is something unannounced. Maybe he takes bribes?

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Furthermore, we can conclude that the Wheel of Time project doesn't seem to have started "full development" as of december? (Don't know exactly anymore) 2011.

We can conclude this because of:

-Obsidian's code names: F:NV was Obsidian's 9th started game, Virginia (which was a cancelled or put on hold XBLA game) was 10th, New York is 11th (which is the SP RPG) and North Carolina (Sawyers) is 12.

-Meaning they are working on 2 projects at the moment. According to a tweet by Chris Avellone in early december? 2011 they are working on two projects (SP and NC). Not on three.


Of course, it could suddenly turn out that Virginia has/had the WOT license. Or something else (like the WOT project not having an Obs project but that would not explain the 2 projects comment). It's speculation here anyway based on the few pieces of information we get. Been wrong before.


Wait, Obsidian is working on a Wheel of Time game?

That will be awesome.

Edited by TheTuninator, 11 February 2012 - 12:57 AM.


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Don't get your hopes up about the Wheel of Time game. It might never happen.

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Don't get your hopes up about the Wheel of Time game. It might never happen.


The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills.

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The Wheel never weaves while that Mandragon fellow holds the license.

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Obsidian is hiring a lead artist for their secret project

The Lead Artist will define the visual target of the art in Obsidian Entertainment's Top Secret Project, as well as help mentor the other Artists and Junior Artist.

Responsibilities
- The Lead Artist is responsible for developing and driving an original and innovative art style for the game.



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"original and innovative artstyle"

I hope this doesn't translate into "oh look another anime art style with spikey armor and glowing eyes".




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