Under Explained and The outer worlds 2, Obisidian is busy. However, these aren’t the studio’s only projects developing in parallel Grounded and other games were still kept secret. And including a specific Missouri project led by Josh Sawyer.
A little project for obsidian
If the title is not officially announced by the studio, its famous director and writer will have already recognized its creation. Josh Sawyer spoke about his future project and ambitions last year. This new game is therefore more personal than the previous works and is being developed with a small team. So forget about the big budget game in the style of Explained
And if the title hides more than a secret, Jeff Grubb seems to have given something away. The journalist confirms with a reliable source that this Missouri project would take a non-violent approach to role-playing. The point of the game would plunge us into 16th century Europe, the focus of an investigation aimed at solving a murder case. Interrogation, observation and evidence will therefore be the key words.
But big gameplay ambitions
However, the role play should not be interventionist. Your decisions will be important and will really allow you to experience different events depending on which one you meet. To what extent? It is difficult to find out for now, but it will not be easy to find the real culprit (s) of the wrongdoings.
As Project Missouri takes a nonviolent approach, the usual RPG mechanics are being adapted. Skill progression should therefore always be appropriate but not related to physical skills. It will be more about paying attention to your sense of observation, your reasoning ability, or your presence. What can more easily impress your witnesses and make more obvious connections between the facts.
If all of this is to be treated with caution, we still know the excellent sources of Jeff Grubb. Jez Corden, a journalist at Windows Central, was recently able to confirm several pieces of information from the former, confirming his insider status. A presentation for Xbox could also be on the program in 2022. The opportunity to definitively confirm the nature of this Missouri project signed Obsidian.