Announced just today at Gamescom, industry talent from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Outer Worlds have combined to form new AAA games studio Something Wicked Games.
First on their development schedule is the ‘open world preternatural RPG’ Wyrdsong. ‘Wyrdsong is an occult historical fantasy RPG set in a fictionalized Portugal in the middle ages. Players will be challenged to question both their reality and the choices they make as Wyrdsong is set to expand, question, and re-define aspects of what makes up the current Role Playing Game genre.’
Using Unreal Engine 5, Wyrdsong is sure to look good, and appeal to fans of dark historical fantasy, who like to have their decisions matter.
With only twelve developers at the moment, and looking to hire fifty to sixty more there is obviously a long way to go, but this will be one to watch.