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Job listings at Obsidian suggest possible new RPG in the works

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Obsidian is one of the most beloved development studios around. Well, I suppose I can’t speak for everyone but the vast majority of folks I hang out with have an adoration for Obsidian that they don’t lightly extend to other studios. They’re so often the pinnacle of role-playing games, consistently creating titles that push the boundaries of interactive writing and open-ended quest design and despite many of their games feeling somewhat janky in action, there’s always enough charm and character to overlook these elements and embrace what Obsidian does best: Tell stories.


With the release of their latest game The Outer Worlds just around the corner, it seems that Obsidian is already getting ready for their next project as can be seen through recently posted job listings for the studio. Positions that are looking to be filled are:

  • Lead Narrative Designer
  • Engine Programmer
  • Combat Designer
  • Character Animator
  • Lighting Artist
  • Graphics Programmer
  • Network Programmer
  • UI Programmer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Gameplay Programmer
  • User Interface Artist

One of the requirements for the Network Programmer position is experience in developing multiplayer games for PC and console, while other positions state that experience in “branching dialogue” and “first-person melee and ranged combat”. This may turn out to be a sequel to The Outer Worlds that may feature some form of multiplayer, or perhaps even DLC along similar lines. This is obviously pure speculation at this point, but given Obsidian’s recent acquisition by Microsoft, it seems altogether reasonable that a sequel could be planned if the game sells well; perhaps even a follow up exclusive to Microsoft platforms.

Last Updated: September 25, 2019


  1. G8crasha

    September 25, 2019 at 10:02

    The Outer Worlds is just not doing it for me. I’ve watched so many gameplay videos, and I want to want it, but I just can’t. Let’s hope the gameplay videos and trailers are wrong, and the game is worth my time!


    • Original Heretic

      September 25, 2019 at 10:09

      If it ain’t grabbing you now, it’s doubtful that it will once it is released.
      I’ve often experienced the same scenario.
      I put off playing a highly rated game that doesn’t really grab me all that much. I get round to playing it (after about a year, when I can get it on sale), and I end up spending no more than an hour or two before I’m bored.


    • Forc3ofWill

      September 25, 2019 at 13:13

      There’s a potential RPG gem releasing right about the same time. An indie game called Disco Elysium, which is one of probably three different video games that I’m truly hyped for. The Outer Worlds is definitely not on that list, though I might still play it if it ends up being good.


  2. Admiral Chief

    September 25, 2019 at 10:18

    They should get Chuck Norris to consult on Combat Design

    Melee should always be roundhouse kick


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