Obsidian hints at future projects

Obsidian hints at future projects
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

March 1st 2011 at 11:14AM

New Vegas team talks XBLA IP and 'big licensed title'

There’s more than Fallout: New Vegas DLC in the works at Obsidian Entertainment – the developer is apparently working on a number of mysterious titles.

The studio is already known to be working on upcoming XBLA title Dungeon Seige 3, but CEO Feargus Urquhart has revealed teasing details about a new IP for XBLA, a promising licensed product and plans to move into the free-to-play market.

“As a studio, we have some original ideas and stories to tell,” he told Game Revolution. “We have a great idea for a new world we’ve just started pitching to publishers and we have an older pitch that we really liked called ‘Defiance’ which is about a fantasy world where, basically, Sauron won.

“We’re also working on an original IP XBLA game, so that hopefully will be out first quarter next year. It’ll be an action RPG that’s focused on fun, not Dungeon Seige, it’s quite a bit different in a different genre with a different camera.

“We also might throw our hat in the whole free-to-play thing. In the game industry there’s a lot of different opportunities for all different kinds of products.”

“There actually is another game that I can’t talk about at all… it’s a licensed product but when people hear about it, they’re going to be ‘Well you had to do that. There’s no option. If I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it’.”