Alpha Protocol Summary
Obsidian's promising espionage RPG, Alpha Protocol lives up to its name for all the wrong reasons. (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)
A Skyrim-sized RPG from Obsidian Entertainment? Co-founder Feargus Urquhart would love that kind of project, and it's why publishers continue 'making sense' for those types of games as they cost tens of millions.
Barring Star Citizen, crowd-funding just can't funnel that kind of money into huge RPGs. Urquhart admits the studio keep badgering publishers for work on big names.
Pillars of Eternity developer Obsidian Entertainment has a "next generation game" project in the works, according to a job ad for a 'Junior/Intermediate UI Artist', and requires experience on a AAA title.
Obsidian has teased they're working on a licensed property and are looking to Kickstarter again for approval. It will not be Alpha Protocol 2, that much is sure.
Something next-gen is cooking over at Project Eternity and South Park developer Obsidian Entertainment, but CEO Feargus Urquhart "can't really talk about" what it is, including whether it's a new IP or not.
The studio boss confirmed they're "around 100" developers, with "around 15" of that working on Project Eternity. Urquhart couldn't really breakdown numbers for their "other projects" on the go.
Alpha Protocol 2 isn't going to happen according to Obsidian's Chris Avellone. The studio has just funded Project Eternity through Kickstarter, but Avellone says the same isn't going to happen for an AP sequel.
The corporate profile of Digital Development Management lists Dungeon Siege III, and Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment among their 'exclusive clientele'.
They spill the beans that the studio is "currently developing" an unannounced project for a "leading animation franchise". What is the RPG house that built Alpha Protocol up to?