Fallout: New Vegas Dev Obsidian Hiring for Next-Gen Game

Fallout: New Vegas Dev Obsidian Hiring for Next-Gen Game

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Obsidian Entertainment is looking to hire a UI artist responsible for creating a "ground breaking user-experience."

Fallout: New Vegas studio Obsidian Entertainment is now actively hiring for an upcoming next-gen game. This was revealed by a job post on the studio's site, where it lists Obsidian as looking for a "Junior/Intermediate UI Artist" to "design the user experience for a next generation game." Not only that, but the same artist will be responsible for "creating a ground breaking user-experience, which sounds fascinating.

Odds are, we won't hear about this title for quite some time since Obsidian does have a lot on their plate at the moment. By my count, the studio is finishing work on South Park: The Stick of Truth, developing fantasy RPG Pillars of Eternity, and launching a new Kickstarter campaign this year. Once you factor in this unannounced next-gen game, that means the studio will possibly be working on four games at the same time.

While every Fallout teaser has been proven to be a fake so far, could Obsidian's next-gen game be a new entry in the post-apocalyptic franchise? Don't forget, the developer has gone on record that they'd love another chance to make another chapter in the series.

Obsidian Entertainment's latest game scheduled for release is South Park: The Stick of Truth, which will be out on March 4 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Source: Obsidian via iGameResponsibly

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I have zero interest in Fallout 4, but I would kill for another Fallout game from Obsidian. New Vegas sold well, it could happen.

I think 4 projects on the go at one time is the default for Obsidian. I'm pretty sure they mentioned something similar last year with the cancelled Alien RPG and another unannounced cancelled project.

I doubt this is the new Las Vegas. I'm wondering if someone might have paid them to create a new next-gen IP?

RedEyesBlackGamer:
I have zero interest in Fallout 4, but I would kill for another Fallout game from Obsidian. New Vegas sold well, it could happen.

I'm not quite so down on Fallout 4, I think Bethesda have shown they can at least improve on some of their failings and theoretically restructuring their plots so that they actually fit the type of game they want to make, shouldn't be that hard. But I agree Fallout: Los Angeles would be the better game and I'd be way more interested in it.

But I think Fallout 4 would need to come first. I don't feel like Obsidian is the company who should build the tech and design the combat system, they should be the ones using the tech and polishing the combat (whilst keeping up the usual awesome writing)

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I love these guy's games, make more please.

It's a sad sad day when Obsidian have to be referred to as "Fallout New Vegas studio" instead of their actual name for the editor to believe the reader will know who it is.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
It's a sad sad day when Obsidian have to be referred to as "Fallout New Vegas studio" instead of their actual name for the editor to believe the reader will know who it is.

I think it's the fact that a new Fallout title has been in the news so much recently due to various hoaxes and rumours that it'll probably help pull in more views.

Especially given that the author was clearly trying to hint that this is somehow related to a new Fallout game towards the end of the article.

I love how the job description is to:

design the user experience for a next generation game

And:

creating a ground breaking user-experience

When it's probably just about making menus for the game. Maybe a HUD at a stretch, they wouldn't want their new employee to be overworked.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
It's a sad sad day when Obsidian have to be referred to as "Fallout New Vegas studio" instead of their actual name for the editor to believe the reader will know who it is.

nope. its just clickbait since there have been hundreds of fallout 4 news and threads roaming this site for some time.

rhizhim:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
It's a sad sad day when Obsidian have to be referred to as "Fallout New Vegas studio" instead of their actual name for the editor to believe the reader will know who it is.

nope. its just clickbait since there have been hundreds of fallout 4 news and threads roaming this site for some time.

True, while Escapist makes a lot of great weekly shows and columns, as well as a great forum, it's news posts have so much click bait it's outrageous.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:

rhizhim:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
It's a sad sad day when Obsidian have to be referred to as "Fallout New Vegas studio" instead of their actual name for the editor to believe the reader will know who it is.

nope. its just clickbait since there have been hundreds of fallout 4 news and threads roaming this site for some time.

True, while Escapist makes a lot of great weekly shows and columns, as well as a great forum, it's news posts have so much click bait it's outrageous.

yes, the quality of the news has declined drastically.
and it now has even its own (and more) "top x lists" mind and time wasters.

CriticalMiss:
I love how the job description is to:

design the user experience for a next generation game

And:

creating a ground breaking user-experience

When it's probably just about making menus for the game. Maybe a HUD at a stretch, they wouldn't want their new employee to be overworked.

... bugless. thats the ground breaking part for obsidian.

Come on, Alpha Protocol 2!

I need another game like the first.

DRTJR:
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I love these guy's games, make more please.

Agreed....

Fallout New Vegas 2: The Wrath of Caesar please!

Here's hoping they also hire a new person in charge of budgeting their time and money realistically before they sign a contract for this new game.

I'd be more impressed if they were hiring beta testers: New Vegas was the most broken game I've ever played.
Sure I'll play what they're working on...when the "ultimate edition" comes out and its all patched up.

Alex Co:
Not only that, but the same artist will be responsible for "creating a ground breaking user-experience", which sounds fascinating.

Okay, my heart kinda took a leap and started fluttering. Whatever it is, I am looking forward to it!

BrotherRool:
But I think Fallout 4 would need to come first. I don't feel like Obsidian is the company who should build the tech and design the combat system, they should be the ones using the tech and polishing the combat (whilst keeping up the usual awesome writing)

Totally agree. While their gameplay usually isn't bad, it's hardly their biggest strength.

Bah, why couldn't ya ask for a writer? Ah well, I'll wait and see what's in store.

FalloutJack:
Bah, why couldn't ya ask for a writer? Ah well, I'll wait and see what's in store.

I thought it was the general consensus that the main thing Obsidian's games have going for them are their writing...

They've got the writers and designers; They need programmers.

rhizhim:

... bugless. thats the ground breaking part for obsidian.

Zero bugs would be a ground-breaking feature of any game released in the past 10 years.
Even "no progression blockers on launch" is a bit of a tall order these days. Content just comes out in such massive quantities so fast and with so many things to test that sometimes what you need is just to toss it out there and see what works. What's concerning is ultimately when the game breaks in the most obvious sense right off the bat, and clearly should have been released a little bit later (though a lot of times this is due to publisher antics, not issues with the devs themselves)

They've actually been working on a next-gen game for quite a while. Not sure how this qualifies as news.

Also, Obsidian is a pretty big company, so them working on 3-4 projects at the same time is hardly cause for alarm. Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas and Dungeon Siege III were all released within the same year, I believe.

Mr.Tea:

FalloutJack:
Bah, why couldn't ya ask for a writer? Ah well, I'll wait and see what's in store.

I thought it was the general consensus that the main thing Obsidian's games have going for them are their writing...

They've got the writers and designers; They need programmers.

'Twas not a lament made in seriousness, friend. Do not concern yourself with regards to my offhand comment.

RedEyesBlackGamer:
I have zero interest in Fallout 4, but I would kill for another Fallout game from Obsidian. New Vegas sold well, it could happen.

Id like to see them take a shot at Elder Scrolls. I mean think what obsidian could do with a faction system and also have them write it with tensions between the Federation (Empire) and the Dominion. And also imagine everything New Vegas did for Fallout 3 and have that done to Skyrim.

 

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