Obsidian, like other studios recently acquired by Microsoft under the Xbox Game Studios umbrella, has been growing rapidly. The studio is now over 200 employees strong and according to position postings on LinkedIn, is working on an unannounced AAA RPG. The only features known at this point due to the listings are that it will have melee and ranged combat along with a day and night cycle.
The information comes courtesy of Twitter user Klobrille who often shares insight into Xbox Game Studios:
Obsidian Entertainment just opened up 12 new positions. The studio – as already reported before – now lists over 200 employees. https://t.co/ZZo7f6FCpK
– Unreal Engine 4
– Day and night cycle
– first-person melee & ranged combat gameplay
– high profile role-playing game pic.twitter.com/jLcsdprmiR
— Klobrille (@klobrille) September 21, 2019
It goes without saying that the Xbox Game Studios are working on many new projects and it’s especially pleasing to hear that Obsidian is working on a AAA RPG as that is their bread and butter traditionally. We certainly can’t wait to see what’s in store.