Avowed remains a somewhat mysterious object, despite being undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games among those in development at Xbox Game Studios, given that it is the new RPG by Obsidian: therefore we welcome with curiosity some statements from Phil Spencer, who wanted to specify how the game will be different from Skyrim and from The Elder Scrolls series in general.
Those who know Obsidian already know how much their RPGs can be very different from Bethesda ones, which is also visible in the different interpretation of the same series with Fallout: New Vegas compared to Fallout 3, therefore the risk of overlap and comparison with The Elder Scrolls has always been relative, but there is no doubt that a first-person RPG with a fantasy setting carries with it an almost obligatory comparison with the Bethesda series.
Now that both companies are inside Xbox Game Studios and that Phil Spencer can touch both brands firsthand, we can hear what he has to say about it: “Avowed will be a fantastic new. RPG core fantasy“explained the head of Xbox, as reported by CoreXbox.
“He will have some substantial differences with The Elder Scrolls series and also compared to what has been done in the past. My plan is to give the team all the time and resources they need to develop the game, because I myself want this new title to be the best product from Obsidian Entertainment”.
For the moment, all we have seen of Avowed remains the teaser trailer that was shown at the time of the first Xbox Showcase on Xbox Series X, but according to some Obsidians it would be ready to show it soon, although the release is likely around 2023.