So, Obsidian Entertainment’s project that I reported on a couple of days ago turns out to NOT be, I repeat IT IS NOT an RPG designed after the life and times of Betty White. Neither is it the more sensible prediction of a Dungeon Siege 4. It turns out that Kickstarting a project has been percolating in the management brains over at Obsidian Entertainment for some time, with Chris Avellone himself mentioning nearly two months ago that talk about a spiritual sequel to Planescape: Torment being made for a future day had been thrown around. That day, it seems, has come.
The teaser page on the Obsidian Entertainment website, now gone, appears to have been a fast prelude to the announcement of their new Kickstarter project: Project Eternity. Whether that will be the name of the game after development or if it’s just a placeholder remains to be seen, but their fundraising is already on the upswing. Those familiar with the old-school styled RPG pitch on Kickstarter will be familiar with this one: isometric view, all the things you remember and love about epic rpgs from “back in the day,” the names, the nostalgia, the promise of memorable characters, exotic worlds, mouse button clickings, and the talented writing stylings of Chris Avellone (who in my opinion may very well be the best writer in all of videogamedom at the moment).
It should be noted that Project Eternity is an entirely original IP being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, and doesn’t have anything DIRECTLY to do with Planescape: Torment. But if you have a look at the Kickstarter video you’ll learn quickly that they’re definitely drawing upon it for some inspiration.
They’ve asked for 1.1 million dollars to get the team rolling, and with 24 hours just barely on the clock they’ve accrued at least 1.05 million of that figure, which as we all know means it’s going to be TERRIBLY difficult for Obsidian to hit their goal in the next 31 days. I backed it. DID YOU?