Obsidian teases new game reveal for The Game Awards 2018

Whatever Obsidian is teasing seems to have a sci-fi setting, which is a departure from the studio's recent releases.


Gaming fans and journalists around the world are expecting some new announcements amoung The Game Award 2018's celebration of previously released games and Obsidian, the team behind Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny, apparently has something in store for us all.

After spotting a tweet on the official Obsidian Twitter account, we took a look at the official Obsidian Entertainment website and ran into an add. After refreshing, another ad is shown and it seems there are only two: One for Spacer's Choice and another for Auntie Cleo's. If you hit "skip", you're treated to an audio clip and a different image. The featured image for this post is the second image for Spacer's Choice. The first images for both and the second for Auntie Cleo's can be below. The reveal will take place at The Game Awards 2018 on December 6, 2018.

Spacer's Choice

Auntie Cleo's

Auntie Cleo's second image

The two ads seem to be vendors for whatever title Obsidian is planning to reveal at The Game Awards 2018. "Spacer" is a term used in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, used to describe the fictional first humans to migrate into space, but that term is likely used sporadically in other science fiction works. The Spacer's Choice ad does seem to, at the least, lean toward a sci-fi setting for a potential title, which is a departure from Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny's dark-fantasy settings.

Via The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley's own Twitter account, we do know that this is the previously announce RPG developed by Obsidian and published by Private Division. Private Division is known for Kerbal Space Program, a space flight sim that's available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Private Division is an indie publishing label from Take Two Interactive.

It was revealed during an X018 live stream that Obsidian Entertainment was acquired by Microsoft, but this may not be a project impacted by that deal in a way that would make it a Microsoft exclusive. We'll know more when The Game Awards 2018 broadcasts live on December 6, 2018.

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    November 28, 2018 11:50 AM

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      November 28, 2018 11:54 AM


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        November 28, 2018 12:15 PM

        As far as I know, Jason D Anderson is still with Turtle Rock, but I'll eat my hat if that's not a Cain/Boyarsky game.

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          November 28, 2018 12:19 PM

          Oh, and it says that Private Label is publishing it. The Cain-Boyarsky game was already announced as being published by Private Label, so that pretty much confirms that's what we're looking at here.

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      November 28, 2018 12:30 PM

      Hopefully Bethesda said "here take it" and it's a new Fallout game.

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        November 28, 2018 7:25 PM

        Hopefully not, since most people who worked on New Vegas has left Obsidian since then.

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          November 28, 2018 7:27 PM

          But, I ask you, could it possibly be worse than Fallout 76?

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      November 28, 2018 12:42 PM

      Looks more than a bit of a retro-future pulp space opera kinda thing. Which could be cool.

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