- Devoted Studios has officially unveiled the collab agreement with Obsidian which saw the studio develop 3D assets for Avowed.
- The studio designed 3D textures for Avowed creatures, heroic props, and ships.
- The game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2024 for PC and Xbox Series X|S.
Obsidian Entertainment has collaborated with Devoted Studios, a co-dev studio, for the development of the action role-playing game, Avowed. The said studio is an expert in seamlessly collaborating with external development teams on a number of production aspects of a project. The collaboration was kept a secret for the duration of the game’s development till now.
Devoted Studios took to its LinkedIn to officially announce the collaborative agreement with Obsidian Entertainment. According to the announcement post, the studio has worked on several graphical aspects of Avowed. Those include 3D assets of the creatures that will roam the action RPG’s large open zones and help bring diversity and uniqueness to the gameplay.
Moreover, the co-dev studio has also worked on designing 3D assets for “heroic props” which will help add detail to weapons and other gadgets held by the Avowed player’s avatar. The 3D textures of the ships have also been shaped by the studio in collaboration with Obsidian Entertainment. Talking about the work experience with the Avowed publisher, the announcement read,
It’s been an incredible journey collaborating with Obsidian Entertainment on this epic project! We couldn’t be prouder of the lasting partnership we’ve built.
Together, we’re pushing boundaries and setting the stage for an unforgettable gaming experience! The best is yet to come, and we can’t wait to share this epic journey with all of you!”
Avowed is a very high-stakes project for Microsoft and its flagship console. Entrusting the job of producing 3D assets for the game to an external studio comes with great risks. And Microsoft has decided to take the gamble, the results of which will only be evident once the game releases.
Avowed is Obsidian Entertainment’s 16th and the first first-party AAA project. The Xbox Game Studios subsidiary studio has vast experience in developing action RPGs such as Pentiment, Alpha Protocol, and Pillars of Eternity I and II. Avowed takes place in the same universe as the latter and was originally planned to be a Skyrim-style open-world game.
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But then the studio decided to scrap the idea and stay true to what they do best, focus on the story aspect of the game, and restrict it to large open spaces. According to the available information, Avowed will not field a multiplayer mode and will surely be a single-player action RPG, though this could change in the future.
It is scheduled to be released sometime in 2024 for PC and Xbox Series X|S.
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