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Obsidian is “Making the Next Generation of Role-Playing Games” on Their Own Next Gen Game Engine

May 2, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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There’s been a double dose of Obsidian (Fallout: New Vegas) news surfacing today, with the first one involving Ubisoft confirming that South Park: The Stick of Truth is still “scheduled for release in calendar 2013.” After Ubisoft’s acquisition of THQ Montreal and the publishing rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth back in January, President Yannis Mallat also said that it was planned for “calendar 2013,” so it looks like development is on track for the title.

Moving to Obsidian’s website, they have a few job openings right now, with the listing for a Level Designer revealing that they are working on “a unique next generation game.” That designer will then work with artists “to produce interesting 3D levels with exciting, engaging gameplay” and their responsibilities “include planning and populating missions/quests, scripted sequences, encounters, challenges and rewards.” For the UI/User Experience Artist, they’ll “be responsible for creating a ground breaking user-experience.”

If you couldn’t tell based on Obsidian’s track record in the genre, they’re “making the next generation of role-playing games,” with the studio developing their “own next generation game engine perfectly suited to evolve the RPG genre.”

What do you hope to see from Obsidian? Let us know in the comments below.

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