Obsidian Entertainment News


Obsidian's Project Eternity becomes Pillars of Eternity

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 10, 2013 5:30pm PST

Obsidian's Project Eternity has undergone a name change and will now be known as Pillars of Eternity. Celebrate the new name change with a fresh teaser!


"i wonder about the run animation actually. does it strike anyone as odd to have the characters ..."

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Project Eternity's difficulty 'about more than numbers'

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 07, 2013 6:00am PST

It's easy to adjust an RPG's difficulty by scaling damage and adding more enemies, but Project Eternity wants to go in a different direction, using a new encounter system to completely change certain aspects of battle.


South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to March 4

By Steve Watts, Oct 31, 2013 11:20am PDT

South Park: The Stick of Truth has been pushed to March 4, Ubisoft announced today. On the bright side, a new trailer shows actual gameplay footage of the combat system.


"Ahhh! I thought there was something slightly amiss... yes, battle music was it. Nothing so grand ..."

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South Park: The Stick of Truth coming December 10

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 25, 2013 9:15am PDT

The long wait for the South Park RPG will finally be over come December 10th, when the game hits PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.


"Also how fast they do it makes it much more relevant than compared to the Simpsons which make ..."

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Obsidian's KOTOR 3 would have featured showdown with ancient Sith

By Steve Watts, Aug 05, 2013 9:00am PDT

Obsidian's Chris Avellone details the now defunct pre-production plans for Knights of the Old Republic 3, and how it was dropping foreshadowing hints in KOTOR 2.


"exactly. KOTOR 1 when we were rooting through korriban and the old tombs, everyone was like O_O ..."

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Leaked Project Eternity screens show off environments

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Obsidian Entertainment has been releasing a decent amount of concept art and development news for Project Eternity, its crowdfunded ode to isometric RPGs. But we have seen precious few screens from the game itself. But now 10 have appeared showing off the studio's work in pr...


"We didn't officially release these screenshots. They were exclusive to a magazine to be seen in ..."

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Project Eternity video shows off dynamic pre-rendered backgrounds

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 10, 2013 6:00am PDT

Obsidian has returned to the site of Project Eternity's first screenshot for a proper in-motion look at the crowdfunded retro RPG's pre-rendered backgrounds. These aren't your younger self's pre-rendered backgrounds, oh no, as they're jazzed up with shiny tech like dynamic l...


"WOW. That's PRE-RENDERED?? Seriously, that looks incredible. I'm one of those fanatics that ..."

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inXile and Obsidian sharing RPG tools and tech

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Obsidian and inXile are awfully chummy, with a shared history going back to Interplay and Black Isle Studios and close enough that they want to lend members like a cup of sugar. Both Californian studios are making crowdfunded Unity-based old-school RPGs too, and so are putti...


"Considering that bugs have plagued all of Obsidian's releases, this is a smart move."

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13 minutes of Obsidian's cancelled Aliens RPG

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST

While Aliens fans lick the acid from wounds inflicted by Colonial Marines, thirteen minutes of gameplay from a development version of Obsidian Entertainment's cancelled RPG Aliens: Crucible have surfaced. It's clearly not finished, but if you want to squint and daydream abou...


"It could have been decent, if they made it like Mass Effect, but in the Alien Universe."

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Obsidian pitching new Star Wars RPG

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 9:35am PST

Obsidian Entertainment pitched a Star Wars RPG concept to LucasArts before the Disney deal, and is currently hoping to get the ball rolling again once the dust settles.


"That was the very issue. It would have been a great game and a worthy successor if not for the rush."

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South Park Studios wants final say on THQ's sale of Stick of Truth

By John Keefer, Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST

The bankruptcy auction of THQ's assets is happening today, but South Park Studios is objecting to any sale of South Park: The Stick of Truth without it having a final say in who gets the license.


"All I want to know is: is Metro: Last Light safe? Will that shit still get published? It's ..."

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South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed to 'early fiscal 2014'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2012 2:00pm PST

Obsidian's South Park RPG has been delayed again. The Stick of Truth, planned for a March release, has now been postponed to "early fiscal 2014."


"Unlike the Simpsons, South Park has got better over the years. Although this season is a bit hit ..."

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Project Eternity campaign pulls in more than $4.1 million

By John Keefer, Oct 17, 2012 8:15am PDT

The Project Eternity Kickstarter came to a close yesterday, collecting more than $3.98 million, making it the crowd-funding site's most successful videogame project. Add to that the more than $140,000 in PayPal contributions, and Obsidian Entertainment blew past all its stre...


"For one, the combat system is horrendous. I don't know how in the 9-Hells I beat the game once, ..."

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Project Eternity first screenshot is pretty

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT

Obsidian Entertainment has shared the gorgeous first environment screenshot of its crowd-funded retro RPG Project Eternity, showing a WIP version of the old-school art style it is aiming for. If you dug the look of vintage RPGs like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, you'll be ...


"The texturing on the bridge might make it look weird, because it forms a visible center line ..."

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Obsidian CEO: publishers wanted to do Kickstarters with us

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 19, 2012 9:00am PDT

Part of the lure of Kickstarter for developers is that they're free from the demands of publishers, able to make whatever they want, however they want, for as long as they want, and own everything they do. Publishers, unsurprisingly, may want in on this crowd-funding lark. O...


"If the B & M stores make more than 0$ per copy sold they make more than most dev studios."

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