In August of 2020 we knew that Josh Sawyer established an alliance to work with Obsidian in a new game. Josh is know for his extraordinary work on classic western RPGs as Icewind Dale, Fallout: New Vegas or Neverwinter Nights 2. Jeff Grubb has some details about the game that Obsidian is developing with Josh:

  • Release: 2022
  • Setting: 16th century
  • Mechanics: no combat, focus on experimental mechanics and interactions
  • Approach: Murder mystery RPG. You will be investigating a murder by talking to people. You can accuse people of murder with the information gathered, but you can be wrong, then, you will see the consequences of that.

I have to admit that I am intrigued by the absence of traditional mechanics.

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