Watch the official announce trailer for Avowed, Obsidian Entertainment’s next epic, first-person RPG set in the fantasy world of Eora.
This sounds interesting. One of the better “highlights” of the disappointing show. I’m eager to hear more about it.
"One of the better “highlights” of the disappointing show." It was FAR better than Sony´s. With better looking games also. This game´s gonna be amazing!
It really wasn’t tho lol. I’m sorry I had high hopes for this show and it didn’t live up to the hype. My fault on that. Should of came in with lower expectation
I'm gonna be honest here. PS5 show was better... but not because of content, but because of how they carried it. MS had a big opportunity to fuel hype with this game, Fable and Forza, but all them (not mentioning Hellblade, with zero new content) were shown with confusing/short teasers or in this case, the trailer stopped just when I was ready to enjoy some next gen gameplay. Said this, Series X launch lineup is still stronger than PS5... I guess they're saving the bullets for E3 2021, as it seems that none of these games, apart from Halo, are gonna be released before it.
Nice Joke Obscure_Observer!
@Marquinho "Series X launch lineup is still stronger than PS5" Whatttt???? 😂😂😂
I've always been a primary xbox gamer and that still might not change but ps despite not really blowing my mind with their event it was miles better than this. Phil and Aaron talked about how they heard and was listening to feedback after the May event but I don't see any lessons learned. Barely any gameplay and my favorite damn franchise that's always been known for pushing graphical boundaries looks like a plastic potato. I'm honestly disappointed and pissed with xbox right now. Did they have some good interesting reveals? Yes but could they have done miles better? Hell yes. Nothing they showed makes me think I need a series X over my current one x and that's really what I was looking for. Might just keep my one x and get the ps5 digital edition to start with until they get their shit together.
"It was FAR better than Sony´s." oh my
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yep id agree, was a great show, and i will be getting both ps5 and xsx
@SamTheGamer I do think so yeah... despite of this badly carried event. What's the launch lineup of PS5?
"It was FAR better than Sony´s. With better looking games also." Heh, no. And at least Sony had the balls to show game play on console.You're bragging about cinematic trailers for games which are clearly not coming out during launch window. Meanwhile Sony showed a bunch of games that are more than likely 2020-2021 games. By the time Microsoft actually releases these games Sony will have shown a whole new batch of games. Heck we might even see more games during PlayStation's rumored August event. And I disagree that anything they showed looked better than what Sony showed, in fact if anything what I took from Microsoft's show was that graphically SX isn't going to be much if any different than PS5. Especially if they have to be so reluctant to show real gameplay. Microsoft again is still way behind Sony in development because Phil spent the 3/4 of last generation talking about how exclusives weren't relevant and only decided games were important in 2018. While Sony has had it's studios working on games non-stop and are ready to go day 1 with actual next gen PlayStation 5 games.
way better than sonys? yeah you're reaching
LMAOOOOO!!!! @Marquinho "I guess they're saving the bullets for E3 2021" And there it is, the infamous "wait till E3".
How was it not better? In terms of actual gameplay shown, Microsoft showed more. Aside from that they were both just cgi trailers and announcements with no real release dates. But yeah, actual gameplay puts this showcase above the ps5 showcase.
Take off the fanboy goggles. This show was a massive dissapoint, and this is coming from someone who wants MS to produce great games again.
@XabiDaChosenOne Not this time. The content was there... they just didn't elaborate on it. They've saved way too much. If they presented the exact same games, but with some attractive gameplay, I'd rate it 9/10, but MS limited themselves to show very brief bits of their games except from Halo while giving a lot of time to games like Tetris... and that made it frustrating. It doesn't change a bit the fact that Microsoft is building a solid lineup... they just didn't show virtually anything new about them. They probably didn't felt like it was necessary looking at what Sony was offering for this year? I don't know.
But the games look like xbox 360/one games. Doesnt look next gen at all.
It was probably the worse show I've seen from Microsoft in a long time. They hyped this show up and it was disappointing
Yeah this game looks to be really hood. Pretty excited for this one.
Hopefully this is a better version of elder scrolls with good combat. Definitely have my attention with spell and sword in each hand. that's how i play on skyrim and oblivion.
I don’t remember being able to use spell and sword in obilivion. But at the same time I played as a wood elf archer.. Still pretty excited for it. Say what you want with Bethesda but their elderscroll game is on point and hope this game can match it.
you give bethesda too much credit. i'm expecting them to exceed it.
In Oblivion, you could cast magic regardless of what was equipped. Magic was set independant of weapons/shields and you would just put your offhand away during the casting animation.
Bethesda at least used to make interesting worlds with a lot of player choice. ES and Fallout are just glorified looter games now, with weak combat.
Wow legitimately shocked Obsidian was one of the studios to announce something. We knew they were working on a AAA rpg but with Outer worlds release last year and Grounded this year I wasn’t expecting anything from them.
Honestly, the last section of the trailer reminded me of Deep Down.
well they do have 2 teams i believe so makes sense
3 Teams actually. Team Avowed, Team The Outer Worlds, Team Grounded.
Don’t hold your breath probably 2 years out.
3 years out, the game is only on Series X and PC and Microsoft themselves have stated no Series X exclusives for 2 years. So its 2023 or out
Even if it is 2 or 3 years out, it still is coming exclusively on MS platforms, isn't it?
I forgot this was even shown. So much forgettable trash in one hour.
“ I haven't read the article or other comments, but I'm just gonna come in with a big fat Nooooo. Nintendo is fine doing their own thing and Microsoft can continue to fuck their own consoles up.” You are always hating on anything Microsoft. So yeah, we got it.
Nonono, keep reading, there's more to me than that. I hate everything. Edit: also there's legitimate context you've missed out for that comment. And you had to go to page 4 of all my comments to find that. Look, that showcase was abysmal and I can say that as a Switch owner with nothing to play for the rest of the year.
Only some people are allowed to instigate and troll around here. Depends on the content of the instigating and trolling. I'm risking a suspension simply saying that.
Well I was just being 100% honest, not saying it just to "troll". Are you saying I'm one of these people allowed to instigate and troll? Because that's just paranoia dude.
@CD I never called you out. I don't think I ever came across you until now on this site. I was just calling out the mentality of the site that I've noticed over the years. Real talk though, the fact that you took this as an attack on you feels sort of "paranoid" to me. If you feel you fall into it though. Let's be real, your original comment was needlessly aggresive.
Nice spin, but I think the way I took your first comment made sense given how you worded it. I didn't feel "attacked" lol, was just asking a reasonable question. My tiny two sentences were hardly needlessly aggressive; I was just expressing disappointment which the majority of people on this site seemed to have felt following that showcase. Just a load of CG trailers and no gameplay.
Obsidian has made some great RPGs, and are now working with the largest budget they ever had. Just saying.
? How do you know that? They are working on a game that will be included in GamePass.
@tfjwm The hell do you mean "how do I know that"? They were handed millions by MS to be bought out as a 1st party company. They are now being bankrolled by said company. Their cousin company, inXile, were purchased at the same time, indicating that they are looked at as the heavy hitters for Xbox's western rpg arm. Prior to this, Obsidian was working on publisher deals, and Kickstarter campaigns, to get games out. You do realize that first party titles tend to be the most funded releases that, well, release?
You're on a roll today. Funny that, as always, N4G's mods haven't mark you for trolling.
As always? On a roll? What do you mean for both of those? People are too sensitive on here.
The only game I'm excited for in the entire show, rest of them looks meh!
Definitely the game I’m most interested in on both consoles. The Medium looked very interesting as well
They are slowly showing games each month. This is a lot better than a sizzle reel some of these games would have got during a normal E3 presentation. Excited to see what the next Xbox games event brings. These are weird times for everyone currently, and I would guess that just like Sony with their event and all of their trailers saying 2021 on them, is that Xbox is giving devs as much time as possible to work on their games in hopes that we all can get back to some kind of normal by 2021. Get a few games and systems out for the hard core demographic for each console and then hope the economy rebounds in 2021 and people can buy all these great looking games then
This was the only thing I was interested in. I didn’t think they were going to show something.
This and Fable seemed interesting...
Heavy Balrog vibes at the end
Microsoft is dead ass wrong for this show. How anyone can defend 90% of this shit is beyond me. Looks like it COULD be cool... too bad it wasn’t played. Ridiculous. Microsoft has been holding back for over 7 years. It’s honestly sad at this point. At some point you have to call a spade a spade.
The game is clearly early in development so why rush out a gameplay demo when it's likely not representative of the final product.
This game looks like it COULD be cool, but there was no gameplay. This was one of the few things that caught my attention. I’m saying overall, the event was a shame of a “showing”.
The showing itself could have been better. At least we know Xbox has some great games in production.
Games rarely show playable gameplay when first announced. Ghost of Tsushima showed a logo.
This game is fine. It’s that it was supposed to be the first party gameplay showcase (their words, not mine) and they said they listened to previous complaints about the last show. They listened as long as I listen to my wife when she starts raising hell. Enough to get the gist of it.
"it’s that it was supposed to be the first party gameplay showcase" And they did show gameplay of games like Halo Infinite, Grounded, Everwild, and Psychonaunts. And fyi, those are first party games.
It's a teaser for a game coming well in the future. I didn't find the actual teaser all that interesting, but the fact that it's from Obsidian has me curious. They are a good developer, and while not all their games click with me personally, I know they have enough good games and a fine pedigree to make a compelling game. It's really no different than a well known Sony studio showing a teaser for something and people get excited for it.
This seems similar to Elder scrolls !!!! excited
This is the game with most potential together with fable.
Most interesting game to me during the show.
This looked really good. Everything else was not very interesting.
this actually looked very good tbh
Set in Pillars of Eternity's Eora; PoE got 11 classes but this one prolly have freeform progression so get excited for your stealth archer character everybody!
I always play a stealthy, charismatic archer character in RPGs, when allowed.
They definitely have some good games coming. The issue I see, and most companies do the same, is gameplay. We need gameplay at these briefings. Where was the Hellblade gameplay? I understand they pretty much just bought these studios and most games arent far along, but the average customer doesnt understand that, and you're not going to sell consoles this way. CG trailers dont show us what these games are all about.
Obsidian Gone be a problem next gen!!!
I'm highly excited to see what they bring out. They made some of my favorite games on small budgets/development periods. They're now a 1st party studio with real funding. I was worried about their acquisition, but it's not like this is EA or Activision, who are just going to ruin the studio. MS bought them because they make good RPGs, and I think they're going to leave them to do their thing.
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