Obsidian Takes On Dungeon Siege 3

Obsidian Entertainment. takes on yet another action role-playing game sequel in Dungeon Siege 3, with series creator Chris Taylor on board as an advisor, helping oversee the franchise's console debut

Obsidian Entertainment is the go-top development studio for big-name role-playing game sequels. While the company's attempts at creating a first-party title hasn't gone so well, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 was a solid follow-up to the original, and Neverwinter Nights 2 was far superior to the original game, once all of the glitches were ironed out.

So it seems like good news that Obsidian is taking on development duties for Dungeon Siege 3. Gas Powered Games and series creator Chris Taylor pass on the torch to Obsidian for the third entry in the series, perhaps too scarred from the horrible live-action film to carry on themselves.

Dungeon Siege 3 sees the balance of power in the kingdom of Ehb toppled, and you must help keep the land from plunging into darkness again.

Aside from the series' first appearance on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, everything else about Dungeon Siege 3 is as you'd expect. There's co-operative multiplayer, a deep story, customisable character classes, new companions with unique personalities and weighty decisions that impact the progression of the story.

And how does Chris Taylor feel about passing the torch?

""It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with Obsidian. They are a very talented developer who really knows what it takes to build a deep and engaging RPG experience, and I can't think of a better group to continue the Dungeon Siege series."

The partnership with Obsidian is yet another step in Square Enix's ongoing Western development strategy, the previous fruits of which include Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander 2.

Hopefully we'll see more of Dungeon Siege 3 at E3 next week. In the meantime, check out the first four screens here.


Comments

    I agree with this, here's a shitty series that obsidian can actually improve.

    These guys are due for a decent game.

    btw:

    "Neverwinter Nights 2 was far superior to the original game, once all of the glitches were ironed out."

    NO. That game was an abortion, the expansion Mask of the Betrayer was quality though I'll pay that.

    Pretty sure you mean Chris TAYLOR not Chris ROBERTS...

    I liked DS2. There was a good balance between simplicity and complexity that, for me, meant a playability from a dungeon crawler that I hadn't seen before.

    If this drops before D3, well, good for them. I MIGHT MIIIIGHT even think about it on console.

      I liked DS2 too - I had a wicked tough donkey :P

    If they can improve some of the overall visual problems with the game, as the character/armour design made me wince. Not as much as the voice acting though!

    Make the Half-Giants actually look cool, make the Dwarves not look like wacky big headed spazzes, or make all the humans look like androgynous boys.

    Give it a better edge & style and it could really rock.

    Yet another casualty... Will someone stop the infamous "serial IP killer"

    Obsidian are crazy for taking on this steaming pile of rpg. They havent exactly created master pieces in the past so to take on one of the worst rpg series around is just a stupid move.

    If they went at this alone with no input from Chris Taylor, they may have a chance for an average game at best.

    alpha protocol is a great game even wth its flaws

    the issue obsidian has is they seem to be a studio that knows where there going but they have a deadline that gets in there way and not everything is dont perfect

    alpha protocol has some really well done things and some things that are still a little shady

    i wqas planning on writing a Reader review for it for this place but after finishing it i really dont have the time given that i have my first exam tommorow and havent really achieved much study yet :P

    @ Mike

    You obviously never played NWN for the multiplayer and user created worlds.

    NWN outstrips NWN2 by miles in content, multiplayer and even linux support.

    You can guarantee Obsidian to fark Dungeon Siege 3, and in turn the rest of the series, 6 ways from Sunday.

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