Looking over Deadfire content, I came to the realization that Obsidian now has ready made tech, credibility and player base to finance and support their own sci-fi RPG. In particular, Deadfire's new ship system immediately suggested to me the potential of a game set in a science-fantasy setting such as WH40K Rogue Trader or Fading Suns, where you could possess your own spaceship, visit planets, plausibly (insofar as science-fantasy is plausible) engage in ranged and melee combat and explore 'the dark between the stars'.
Unlike Mass Effect, this game would not be an homage to the high tech, sci-fi series of the 90s - rather it would be a seamless combination of science fiction technology and a medieval world of the sort seen in Dune, Star Wars, Gene Wolfe's New Sun book series, and the aforementioned RPG settings. It would also play like PoE, aka like the Infinity Engine games, rather than as an action game.
I would personally love for it to be the Fading Suns, because its a perfect kitchen sink setting, but I'd also support Obsidian making their own IP, with my Kickstarter money.
Is there any interest in this among the playerbase?