Final week listings have been posted on LinkedIn for 11 new jobs at Obsidian Leisure, the builders of RPGs like Pillars of Eternity and Fallout: New Vegas. The process listings vary from lead narrative dressmaker to person interface artist.
A number of of them point out figuring out of Unreal Engine four can be a plus, in addition to referencing “first-person melee battle gameplay”, “battle with an emphasis on an outstanding first-person melee enjoy”, and “battle movements using each first and 3rd consumer animations”. There may be additionally point out of “branching discussion”, “conversations and minimize scenes”, and “day/night time cycles”. They paint an image of a recreation that is extra like The Outer Worlds than Pillars of Eternity or South Park, despite the fact that clearly process checklist main points are some distance from a completed recreation’s options record.
The community programmer place mentions that “Obsidian is searching for skilled programmers to expand community and multiplayer gameplay methods the usage of Unreal Engine.” On-line multiplayer fortify would not be new territory for a recreation from the studio in the back of Neverwinter Nights 2, however it is not at all what they are well-known for. Different listings name the sport they are hiring for “our subsequent nice multi-platform RPG”, and given this may be their first undertaking begun after Microsoft’s acquisition of Obsidian each PC and Xbox are a given.
The Outer Worlds is due on October 25 and will likely be to be had at the Epic Video games Retailer and Xbox Recreation Move.
Tip of the hat to Klobrille on Twitter.