Explained is the mysterious next game from The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian. It was revealed last year with the help of a CG trailer that made it look like the studio’s answer to Bethesda’s Skyrim. Now, according to new information, it is that and much more.
A new Windows Central report says the first-person action RPG will feature a number of different classes and play styles. Some of Avowed’s systems, such as: B. Dual-Wielding, are inspired by Skyrim.
As with the Bethesda RPG, you can equip each hand with different weapons. You could go for spells with a sword or dagger in one and a staff (or just your hand) in the other. Some powerful spells require two-handed wands.
But you will not only cast spells, but also have weapons enchanted, since status effects play a large role in combat. Since the game takes place in the world of Pillars of Eternity, expect early firearms like muskets. Avowed also brings some of the world’s creatures in 3D, including lizards and wyverns.
The fight in Avowed is action-oriented, the report said. Players can set a ton of spells and weapons, as well as powerful moves like kicks and shield punches. There is also an element of environmental interactivity where players can burn obstacles and destroy certain parts of the environment.
Windows Central was able to see a pre-alpha build of Avowed that already included much of the game’s core loop, including mechanics and systems. Obsidian is apparently working on delivering a playable version soon.
The report speculates that we’ll see Avowed alongside possibly other Microsoft games like Hellblade 2 before the end of the year. In fact, over the summer, Obsidian hinted that we will be seeing some of the game “soon”.
Avowed is coming to PC and Xbox Series X / S, but has no release target yet.