inXile Leisure, developer of The Bard’s Story and Wasteland, is rumored to be engaged on a steampunk RPG codenamed Venture Cobalt.
The various groups underneath the Microsoft Sport Studios banner are engaged on plenty of thrilling upcoming tasks. One such instance is Wasteland 3 developer inXile‘s subsequent recreation, which is presently unannounced. What’s beforehand been hinted at by inXile is that it will be a brand new first-person RPG, which might imply a dungeon crawler akin to Bard’s Story 4 or one thing extra according to different video games inside Microsoft Sport Studios. Now, a brand new report claims that inXile’s RPG is one thing else solely: a steampunk RPG codenamed Venture Cobalt.
The report comes from Jez Corden through the newest Xbox Two podcast, during which he offers a surprisingly unclear abstract of early particulars about inXile’s undertaking. The one element Corden says with confidence is that inXile undertaking is codenamed Venture Cobalt. They’re much less assured in saying that it is a steampunk RPG, saying it is “supposedly” as such. They then go on to say much less actually that they “suspect” it is in first-person, which is odd contemplating that is the information that is beforehand been shared by inXile itself.
Corden additionally teases that they know extra about Venture Cobalt than they’re saying, however are selecting to withhold that info. The one different factor they are saying in regards to the recreation is that they don’t seem to be positive when it is prone to launch, which means that it might nonetheless be very far off. It is unclear what different info Corden may very well be withholding in regards to the first-person project.
As famous, inXile beforehand teased its subsequent undertaking on social media. Xbox shared a game of sorts the place followers might click on on a brief video and no matter phrase they paused on can be the subsequent recreation they play. inXile replied saying it landed on the phrases “NEW+RPG+FPS.” This info was supported by a number of job listings for inXile. One specifically talked about serving to make “new first-person shooter gameplay options” on a “next-generation motion role-playing recreation,” regardless of the contradiction.
Venture Cobalt, action-RPG, FPS, next-generation, steampunk – these are lots of concepts which can or might not match right into a single recreation. inXile CEO Brian Fargo has beforehand teased a number of RPG tasks being labored on on the firm. Nonetheless, even when it is a number of totally different tasks, it looks as if new concepts that inXile hasn’t beforehand tried earlier than.
Some of the thrilling facets of Microsoft’s acquisition of so many various studios is seeing them work on not simply distinctive tasks, however bigger tasks. It is doable that inXile is able to shirk the trimmings of Wasteland‘s CRPG structure, or The Bard’s Story‘s dungeon crawling, in favor of bigger efforts. Maybe they will be open-world RPGs like Fallout 3, or maybe one thing extra linear and cinematic like Last Fantasy. Regardless, it is an thrilling time to be an inXile fan.
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