Avowed, Obsidian’s Choice-Driven RPG, Launches This Fall

Screenshot: Obsidian Entertainment / Microsoft
Screenshot: Obsidian Entertainment / Microsoft

During January 18's Xbox Developer Direct, Obsidian Entertainment announced that Avowed, its next big open-world RPG, will launch this fall. It’s currently slated to appear on Xbox Series X/S and PC. It also released the first gameplay for the upcoming Skyrim-like RPG.

In the new trailer, Obsidian Entertainment showed off various gameplay elements, including the seamless transition from melee to ranged combat with spells, guns, and swords—so you can play how you want when you want. There are even parries and special attacks to provide variety during fights, particularly as enemies appear to be tactical in their approach to encounters. Hell, you can even dual-wield wands if you really want to be a gunslinging mage. It looks rad.

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After Microsoft purchased the studio, Obsidian released Grounded, a first-person survival game that launched exclusively on Xbox and PC in July 2020. Before that, in 2019, it released The Outer Worlds, a first-person RPG that played a lot like the studio’s highly regarded 2010 adventure Fallout: New Vegas. The Outer Worlds was in development before the Microsoft buyout and as such was published by Private Division for multiple consoles—including a very, very rough Switch port.

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