Obsidian explains what new MMO Armored Warfare has in common with RPGs; talks about upcoming Kickstarter projects

Armored Warfare

By on April 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

A lot of people were worried when Obsidian first announced Armored Warfare, a free-to-play MMO in the World of Tanks vein. And admittedly, it sounds like a bit of an odd choice for a developer who has previously exclusively built RPGs, from KOTOR 2 to South Park: The Stick of Truth.

As CVG learned in their recent interview with Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart however, it’s not so strange a move:

A ton of making an RPG is of course making the world and story, but then another huge part of it is the character systems – and the balancing – and the XP tables – and the abilities – and balancing all of these 400 spells and 12 character classes and 9 races. All that together. That’s a big part of doing something like a modern armored vehicle MMO. So you kind of tie that together with our abilities and what people like to do and so, hey, why not? We have the opportunity, why not take it? And it’s good to try new things.

When asked about upcoming Kickstarter projects, Urquhart was evasive, although he did tease a potential reveal by the end of this year:

We are working on what that is. I think we’ve come up with what it’s going to be. We have to still firm up some details, but my hope is that we’ll get one going before the end of the year. I think we’ve got a good idea. I’m not going to share anything, but a few times in my career I have these things where I say, “hey, that’s a cool idea!” and I’ve generally been right. So I think this one’s going to be a cool thing.

The rest of the interview is a fantastic read, with Urquhart also discussing Obsidian’s plans for the future (like a potential first-person ‘Skyrim-style’ Pillars of Eternity game), how he feels about publishers, Obsidian’s operating style, the dialogue system for Fallout: New Vegas and how cool Brandon Sanderson is (which, I pray, means we can play a Mistborn RPG, even if I can’t begin to figure out how that would work). You can read the entire interview over on CVG and if you’d like to learn more about Armored Warfare, check out the official site

Source: Blue’s News

3 comments (Leave your own)

Very interested … as long as they don’t put artillery into the game. It would be great to have an alternative to the increasingly broken World of Tanks.

 

Another RPG kickstarter by the greats; Obsidian, before the end of the year?
Guess I should start saving away my pennies :D

 

badbl00d,

Their webpage says there’ll be playable artillery.

 
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