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Obsidian is trying to modernise tabletop video game RPGs with Pillars of Eternity 2

With Pillars of Eternity 2 tabletop gaming is something that Obsidian is trying to modernise. Bringing Dungeons and Dragons' style of gameplay into the future is important to the developer.

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TheCommentator2271d ago

It's nothing new. The Turn Based Strategy genre could definitely use more titles though so it's still good news to me!

dreamoner2271d ago

It's real time with pause RPG tho.

Christopher2270d ago

For RPGs like this, it is.

"In Pillars of Eternity 2 tabletop mechanics are replaced with AI and complex systems designed to replicate the feeling of playing with friends."

gangsta_red2269d ago

Recently got back into the first one, but I am still continuesly upset at the horrible load times and the extremely horrible inventory system.

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Avowed Moved to Unreal Engine 5.3

With Support from The Coalition

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ThinkThink1d 5h ago

That's great news. Hopefully the Coalition can smooth some of those edges from the last Avowed reveal.

phoenixwing1d 2h ago (Edited 1d 2h ago )

Well I'm annoyed. Especially at all the ppl who said the graphics sucked. It's your fault they probably shifted the game to unreal so it could look more fancy for you. I was ok with it and hoping to actually play it sometime soon. Now it's like 99% chance it's delayed.
Edit: effing graphics whores

Obscure_Observer17h ago

"Well I'm annoyed. Especially at all the ppl who said the graphics sucked. It's your fault they probably shifted the game to unreal so it could look more fancy for you."

What the hell are you talking about dude? Avowed was already in development using the UE5. The Coalition is just helping Obsidian in the transition to its latest version (5.3)

MrBaskerville16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

Probably not even that big of a difference. Coalition might only have helped because they got a deadline to meet.

Unreal isn't nearly as bad as Unity when you update a project. Though it obviously depends on the project. But unity generally gets an aneyurism if you threaten to update, where Ue is usually less stingy.

Reaper22_16h ago

In excited for Avowed and Gears 6.

Fishy Fingers17h ago

It already was Unreal 5, its just moving to the latest build.

CantThinkOfAUsername9h ago

Latest build is 5.4 and it's better than previous iterations, particularly in animation and performance.

Lightning771d 2h ago

Apparently the latest build looks way better graphically. This rumor from Jez Cordin (who's credible) pretty much confirms it.

Interested in seeing more on Avowed in a few weeks.

Notellin17h ago

UE 5.3 has been out since September of last year. I can't believe this is news or that anyone is hyping this up.

MrNinosan16h ago

As Hellblade failed to set the world on fire, just like Halo Infinite and Starfield before it, it's time to look forward to the next Game of the Decade candidate.
Of course it needs to be hyped up ahead of time 😏

Notellin9h ago

I didn't mean the game itself. I can't believe there is a news article about an Unreal Engine update that launched a year ago.

Reading comprehension is tough for fanboys on N4G.

got_dam1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

@MrNinosan I just want to see what Obsidian can do with a real budget and development time. They have a made a some memorable games with massive time constraints an lackluster funding.

truthBombs16h ago

I liked the games unique artstyle when It was revealed. I hope they're not making the migration based on criticism. It's only a rumor anyways

MrBaskerville16h ago

I imagine the art style will stay the same. But there'll probably be some visual upgrades here and there.

anast16h ago

This was the only game I was jealous of, but It's a wait and see game now. Plus, I can wait until they release it on PSN.

Miraak82 14h ago

Right!!! Obsidian is like only XB GS that I wanna play there games . Pillars of Eternity is one of my fav game franchises and I'd love to step back into the world of Eora . Their world building and rpg systems are one of the best , I hope XB higher ups don't get in the way of them. If they released it on ps I would definitely buy it day 1

anast12h ago

I bought both Pillars for PC and Console. Good games.