Former ‘Fallout’ and ‘Skyrim’ builders announce RPG ‘Wyrdsong’

A model new RPG from The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and Fallout builders, Wyrdsong, was introduced on the 2022 Gamescom Opening Night Live showcase. 

The announcement was accompanied by a brief one-minute animated teaser trailer, that includes an ominous narration, and touting among the expertise behind the sport.

It’s the debut title from Something Wicked Games, a studio based by Jeff Gardiner (producer on Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Skyrim, and Fallout 76 venture lead) alongside “game industry leaders from Bethesda Games Studios, Obsidian Entertainment, and BioWare.”

While the studio’s web site is at present fairly barren, it has an outline that reads: “Something Wicked Games is a cooperative environment, driven by radical creativity, smart iteration, empowered decisions, and proactive scheduling.” Several key staff members are additionally listed, together with co-founders Ekram Rashid (The Elder Scrolls: Blades technical director), Charles Staples (Alpha Protocol designer and The Outer Worlds design lead), in addition to a handful of others.

Speaking to PC Gamer, Gardiner described Wyrdsong as being a “dark preternatural, semi-historical open world RPG set in Middle Ages Portugal”. The Portuguese setting was impressed by Gardiner’s journey to the nation previous to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He additionally cites a guide he learn as an affect: “I started reading an alternative history book about the Templars, that postulates that they actually originated as part of the forming of the nation state of Portugal.” He continues, “And as I’m reading this book, I realized a lot of these locations or places I have visited in Portugal, so there’s some synchronicities and serendipities there.”

Wyrdsong. Credit: Something Wicked Games

Wyrdsong is confirmed to be working in Unreal Engine 5, though the sport is at present in pre-production, with no phrase on whether or not or not it is going to be single-player on the time of publication.

In different information, ArenaNet is preparing for “a new adventure” in Guild Wars 2 following its Steam launch.

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