Obsidian Entertainment, the acclaimed studio behind Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds and Pillars of Eternity, has revealed the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming fantasy RPG, Avowed, at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023. The game is set to launch in 2024 for Xbox Series X/S and Steam.
What is Avowed?
Avowed is a first-person sword and sorcery adventure set in the world of Eora, the same setting as the Pillars of Eternity series. The game promises to deliver a rich and immersive experience with a deep narrative, branching choices and consequences, dynamic combat and exploration, and stunning visuals.
The gameplay trailer shows off some of the features and mechanics of Avowed, such as:
- Casting spells with hand gestures
- Using melee weapons and bows
- Fighting against various enemies, including undead, dragons and giant spiders
- Exploring diverse environments, from snowy mountains to dark dungeons
- Interacting with NPCs and factions
- Discovering secrets and lore
Why are fans excited for Avowed?
Avowed is one of the most anticipated RPGs of 2024, as it marks Obsidian’s return to the genre after the success of The Outer Worlds. Fans are also eager to see how Obsidian will leverage the power of the Xbox Series X/S and the Unreal Engine 5 to create a stunning and immersive fantasy world.
Moreover, Avowed is expected to offer a deep and complex RPG experience that will appeal to fans of games like Skyrim, The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age. Obsidian has a reputation for creating rich and engaging stories with memorable characters, choices and consequences, and branching paths. Avowed is likely to follow this tradition and deliver a game that will satisfy both hardcore and casual RPG fans.
How can I play Avowed?
Avowed is scheduled for a 2024 release for Xbox Series X/S and Steam. The game will also be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s subscription service that offers access to hundreds of games for a monthly fee.
Avowed is not a direct sequel or a spin-off of Pillars of Eternity, but it is set in the same world of Eora. However, the game will have its own story, characters and gameplay, and will not require any prior knowledge of the Pillars of Eternity series.