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Josh Sawyer plans to develop a historical RPG after his current project
People News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 20 April 2016, 20:25:20Tags: J.E. Sawyer; Obsidian Entertainment
It seems that Josh Sawyer feels that he can speak more openly in his new role as Design Director of Obsidian. In the latest reply on his ever-popular Tumblr Q&A site, he has rather remarkably revealed his intention to develop a Darklands-like historical RPG as his next project (after the current one, which is probably Pillars of Eternity 2). I quote:
I need to devote my attention to the project I’m currently directing, but it is my intention that the next project I direct (after this one) will be a historical RPG. It’s something I’ve been talking to Feargus every once in a while for the past couple of years and he’s been supportive.
I don’t consider PoE to be a historical RPG in any way. When I say “historical RPG” I mean something set in Earth’s history – inclusive with fantastic variations, like Darklands and Ars Magica.
Darklands is one of Josh's favorite RPGs, and the prospect of developing a similar game is something he's been talking about for a long time. Knowing Josh, I don't think he would announce something like this at such an early stage unless it was likely to be a sure thing. The man's definitely earned some privileges.