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'Avowed' Is "Heavily Influenced" By 'Skyrim', Features Destructible Environments And Large Open World

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'Avowed' Is "Heavily Influenced" By 'Skyrim', Features Destructible Environments And Large Open World

Avowed, the upcoming first-person fantasy RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, is sounding seriously promising.

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The game was officially unveiled back in 2020, and Obsidian hasn't had much to share since then. It's hard at work on actually making the game, after all. Fortunately, an expansive new report from Windows Central has just revealed a ton of new details on the in-development fantasy adventure, and it definitely looks like Avowed is the game Skyrim fans have been waiting nearly 10 years for.

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Windows Central spoke to of sources closes to the game's development and learned quite a bit of new information. Firstly, you'll want to know that the game is currently deep into pre-production. That means it's still a fair way off, but things are progressing well.

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Elsewhere, the actual gameplay is described as a sort of melding of Skyrim and The Outer Worlds, Obsidian's 2019 sci-fi RPG. The game will feature multiple class playstyles", including two-handed combat that can incorporate dual wielding, two-handed weapons or the ability to blast spells with one hand and hack away with the other.

There'll also be special spells that require the use of both hands, special enchantable weapons, and the possible inclusion of musket-style weapons.

The report adds that combat is more "loadout-based" than the Elder Scrolls games. That means there are class-specific styles of play. Warriors, for example, are all about physical attacks, while mages can bind certain spells to specific buttons.

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Avowed / Credit: Obsidian Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios
Avowed / Credit: Obsidian Entertainment, Xbox Game Studios

Finally, Avowed's world is being teased as much more "colorful" than the grey and wintry Skyrim, with a vast range of environments from caves and forests to ancient temples. It' was also suggested that some of environments could be destructible.

As always with reports such as these, it's important to remember that Avowed is still in development. As such, there's every chance that much of what you're reading could be changed or cut between now and release.

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Avowed doesn't have a target release date yet, but the game will launch on Xbox Series X/S and PC, and will be available day one on Xbox Game Pass.

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Topics: Xbox

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