inXile is the one studio that Microsoft has acquired where I would love to see what they can do with a AAA budget. They just finished development of Wasteland 3 which was an AMAZING choice driven, and I mean choice driven RPG. And with Brian Fargo heading the studio, I cannot WAIT to see what they have in store.
Project Cobalt appears to be that game. It's looking to be a Steampunk-style FPS RPG in a dark Victorian-era setting. That concept alone has me sold, but the concept art below really drives home what we could be looking at. The art is from inXile's concept artist, Aleksander Danilovac, and will most likely be representative of the environment style the game will have. It reminds me of Batman: Arkham City, Bioshock, and even Bloodborne. I'm assuming it'll be an open-world or at the very least, semi-open world. And inXile has already confirmed that their next game was going to using Unreal Engine 5, so the game will look amazing for sure!
With Obsidian Entertainment working on Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2, Bethesda working on Starfield and eventually ES6, Playground Games working on a new Fable, and inXile working on this project, the RPG future is bright for sure on Xbox! With Horizon: Forbidden West releasing next year along with the KOTOR: Remake, we may very well be in an RPG golden age! Well, as far as the Western RPG world is concerned lol.Last edited by gtotheunit91 - on 20 September 2021