Here comes a new original fantasy world from Obsidian Entertainement as the developer and publisher Paradox Interactive announced Tyranny, an RPG coming to PC, MAC and Linux this year. Get a first look with the screens, teaser and details after the jump.
Paradox and Obsidian Announce Tyranny at GDC
New Role-playing Game is Set within an Original World Ruled by a Despotic Overlord
IRVINE, Calif. and STOCKHOLM - Mar. 15, 2016 — Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today announced Tyranny, a brand-new role-playing game (RPG) coming to Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs. Tyranny, designed and developed by the studio behind award-winning titles such as Pillars of Eternity, Fallout: New Vegas, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, introduces players to an original fantasy world where a brutal clash between good and evil has taken place – and evil emerged triumphant. A nonlinear story challenges players to find their role within the dominant empire and live with the outcomes of difficult, morally unclear decisions.
“Four years ago, we hoped the world wanted to be reacquainted with classic, story-rich RPGs. As it turned out, the answer to that was an emphatic ‘yes,’” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Since then, there’s been a renaissance in RPGs thanks to games like Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, Divinity: Original Sin and others. What’s incredible is that we’ve been able to continue evolving the types of RPGs we make since Obsidian was founded in 2003. With Tyranny, we love the twist we’ve put on the world which started with the premise ‘What if evil already won?’ Coupled with that is our ongoing dedication to giving our players games full of choice and consequence. Games they can play not just once, but many times.”
In Tyranny, the grand war between good and evil is over – and the forces of evil, led by Kyros the Overlord, have won. The Overlord’s merciless armies dominate the face of the world, and its denizens must find their new roles within the war-torn realm. Players interact with the populace to inspire loyalty, disgust, or fear as they roam the world as an officer in Kyros’ forces, empowered to act as both judge and executioner.
“In Obsidian, we’ve identified a partner whose development and design ideals are a perfect match for our own,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “We’ve been involved with Tyranny from the ground up, and are proud to be working with the Obsidian team on the creation of this unique world. This will mark a bold step for Paradox into the RPG genre, and we can’t think of a better partner to have for the journey.”
If you have an Xbox One and still not sure about Mass Effect Andromeda or just want to try it out for ten hours on March 16.....EA Access 1 month is now 1,79GBP (7 minutes ago)
they should probably beef up their PSVR production though at least a little. before people get tired of waiting. again, some places have them readily available. others have non. (50 minutes ago)
not manufacturing 40 million and expecting to sell every unit. lol. (51 minutes ago)
@MrWhite: they haven't. in some places it's been sold out, much like PSVR. they're clearly playing it safe with both. realistic expectation basically. (52 minutes ago)
Couple of million wouldn't be bad numbers. I don't think they've made a surplus amount of them in any case. Similar with the PSVR. (53 minutes ago)
i'd assume it's sold a couple million worldwide. i can't imagine it's setting the world on fire. (58 minutes ago)
@MrWhite: they released NPD numbers i think a while back. black friday maybe? i think it was something like 40% of the sales of that month were pro. 60% was slim... (59 minutes ago)