Jez Corden of Windows Central posted a report on Avowed, the new title from Obsidian Entertainment, based on information obtained from sources close to the development team, who described a project to him impressive.
According to Corden’s sources, Avowed is currently in an advanced stage of pre-production and a first version may be closed soon, with many mechanics implemented, including pillars of gameplay. The game will be set in the World of Eternity, the same as the Pillars of Eternity series, but it will be in first person as The Outer Worlds, with which it should also share the graphics engine, albeit very advanced.
So the title will have a combat system action, but will have role-playing exploration and deep narrative systems. It will also have selectable class-based playstyles and a Skyrim-inspired two-handed combat system. In short, the player can be an assassin who wields daggers, or a ranger who uses a bow and arrow, or he can combine melee weapons and magic, or become a pure magician to use the powerful spells that are cast using two hands. .
Avowed will also have many elements taken from the Pillars of Eternity, such as some spells and the ability to enchant weapons and arrows. There may also be firearms in the game (as in the two Pillars) and some creatures such as Xaurips, Wyverns and dragons may return.
As previously reported, according to Corden, Avowed could be shown at TGS 2021 and could have a playable build ready for theE3 2022.