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Obsidian Entertainment — the developer behind the upcoming release Avowed — today unveiled the fifth and final episode of its 20th anniversary documentary. Towards the end, there's actually some discussion about this first-person fantasy game, due out on Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass next year.

A lot of emphasis seems to be placed on just how "unique" this take on fantasy will be, with the company's head of development Justin Britch confident a lot of people will "love this game" as it's a natural extension of all the things Obsidian cares about as a studio. Here's exactly what he had to say:

"Avowed is our version of what a first-person fantasy game is. We focus on a lot of unique and bespoke content, we focus on deep systems, we focus on incredible storytelling, that's focused on characters societies and factions, I think Avowed is the natural extension of all the things that we care about as a studio and all the things that we're great about as a studio.

"I think there's going to be a lot of people who love this game."

Head of strategy and operations Marcus Morgan elaborated on this, mentioning how "it's something different and it's something very unique" and won't fit the exact template of what might be expected for a game like this. Game Director Carrie Patel also noted how one other aim has been to make a game that's far "more approachable" to a larger audience while staying true to the IP and existing Pillars of Eternity games.

This small little teaser of what's to come follows an update back in June, when Obsidian revealed a new gameplay trailer and announced the title would be launching on Xbox at some point in 2024. Players can also expect a scale similar in size to something like The Outer Worlds, rather than Bethesda's hit The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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