Obsidian reveals first-person RPG Avowed; coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One & Game Pass

By Heidi Nicholas,
Obsidian had several major reveals to share during Xbox 20/20, not least of which was its new first-person RPG Avowed, set to launch for Xbox Series X and Xbox One. It's also coming to Xbox Game Pass.


There's not much detail on the game yet, aside from that it's set in the fantasy world of Eora. The trailer's narrator tells us, “We have always known war… it forged our empire, turned heroes into queens and kings, and decimated our foes. Now our oaths are lost. Forsaken. And you must face the monsters our sins have born. Is an oath worth the weight of a crown?” The player-character is shown wielding a sword and magic, ready to face something that's bellowing just out of sight.

Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, says it's an "expansive first-person RPG," and that when Obsidian joined Xbox Game Studios, "they told us that this epic game is the one they want to make." Booty adds that "this is Obsidian at their best." The game is "being built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of the Xbox Series X."

There's no word yet on a release date for Avowed, but it will launch for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, and Windows 10 PCs.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!