Obsidian Entertainment is no stranger to short development times. The studio managed to create Fallout: New Vegas in just 18 months. Now, under Microsoft, the studio is reportedly planning on releasing a brand new game every year for the next 7 years – an impressive feat considering the studio’s size.
This report comes from Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who, when discussing the future of Xbox Games Studios revealed that Obsidian Entertainment – the studio behind games such as Fallout: New Vegas; South Park: The Stick of Truth; Pillars of Eternity; The Outer Worlds and more – is planning to release a new game every single year for the next 7 years starting with 2022.
2022’s release will reportedly be the final 1.0 version of the co-op survival game Grounded, with 2023 seeing the release of the team's next major RPG: Avowed. Beyond this however is unknown, though it is safe to assume that The Outer Worlds 2 – which was previously announced – will release sometime after that.
The final piece of information pertained to Josh Sawyer, the director for some of the studio’s best games including Pillar of Eternity 1 and 2, and Fallout: New Vegas. According to Corden, Sawyer is currently developing a secret game – one that will be handled by a relatively small team.
Obsidian Entertainment has always had a surprisingly quick turnaround for video games, with the most recent E3 being host to 3 game announcements and updates from the studio. While this purported release schedule is certainly impressive, hopefully the studio maintains a healthy environment free of crunch and toxicity.
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