Obsidian Teases New Title,
I don’t care what anybody says: Obsidian Entertainment kicks ass. Sure, they somehow manage to make their games even buggier than Bethesda, but I think that’s only because they keep shooting for something magnificent, accrue errors on the way, and then slowly fix them up once somebody points out that their game is an absolute mess. I’d rather have a messy work of genius than a spotless example of mediocrity. I admit to having been a touch worried about their future since earlier this year they announced cutting some staff members, affecting a future project as well as their impending South Park RPG: The Stick of Truth.
Is this that future game? Are they still making it? We can only speculate, but it does seem, regardless of the effects of the layoffs on the studio as a whole, that The Stick of Truth isn’t the only game in Obsidian’s bag of goodies. There’s not much known about the title so far, with a teaser page adorned with the number 4, wreathed in Ouroboros, accompanied by the text: “‘What do the words mean?’ ‘Nothing. The Dirge of Eir Glanfath is sound without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must.’”
Clicking on the splash page brings us to a forum section dedicated to discussion and speculation on “Project X,” Obsidian’s codename for this upcoming RPG. Questions arise – What’s an Eir Glanfath? What’s he dirging for (yes, I just verbed the word dirge)? Why Ouroboros? Four? Surely, this can only be the role-playing adaptation of Hungry, Hungry Hippos we’ve been expecting.
Or, more reasonably (if that’s your style) it could easily be Dungeon Siege 4. But where’s the excitement in predicting that? IT’S AN RPG ABOUT THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BETTY WHITE!
Sources: Obsidian Teaser Page