Obsidian Entertainment, creators of Pillars of Eternity and Fallout New Vegas, are teasing the announcement of their next game, which will be a sci-fi RPG and original IP - and will be revealed at the Game Awards on December 6th.
It should also be noted that this new game will not be published by Microsoft, despite their recent buyout of Obsidian. Instead, the new Obsidian RPG will be published by Private Division, whose parent company is Take-Two - and so will be multiplatform, not just PC and Xbox One.
Obsidian is teasing their new game on their website, saying that "a special message from Auntie Cleo's" will appear in 8 days - the same time as the Game Awards. Different ads appear, including special laser guns offering "spacer's choice". Kotaku's Jason Schreier has revealed that the game will be a brand new IP, and Geoff Keighley has confirmed it'll be at the Game Awards. It's also not a mobile game.
Don't miss the global premiere and announcement of the upcoming RPG by @Obsidian and @PrivateDivision at @TheGameAwards streaming live everywhere next Thursday, December 6 at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. #WorldsWillChange pic.twitter.com/LjW8GmdwcB— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 28, 2018
The interesting part is the #WorldsWillChange hashtag, which was also used as a tease for the next Alien game, Alien Blackout, which also will be revealed at the event.
Either way, this will be Obsidian's first sci-fi RPG (not counting Fallout) since Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, their first game. It will also be their first game since being bought by Microsoft, but as mentioned - it will not be released under the Microsoft banner, since the deal with Take-Two was apparently already in place.
With Alien Blackout and potentially Rocksteady's Superman game in attendence, the Game Awards on Thursday December 6th will be one to watch. Who cares about the actual awards?