The rumor mill is already causing hype around the Avowed by Obsidian Entertainment, which was recently unveiled at Microsoft's Xbox Series X Games Showcase.
The Avowed announcement trailer didn't reveal much about the game, other than ego gameplay and the ability to use both weapons and magic.
However, a post by ResetEra's sponge claimed that Avowed will be a "fully open world" game that will be "much much larger" than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which contains a very extensive map. Avowed is also reported to offer real-time weather with fog as an important element and rivers with specific microphysical systems, as well as a “very advanced character creation tool”.
Avowed is also said to offer mod support, with mods being primarily created on the PC, but will be playable on the Xbox Series X. Rumor has it that the game will have "very, very big" bosses.
According to Sponger, around 100 people are involved in the project, which has been under development for two years and seven months. Players who are already looking forward to Avowed may have to wait a bit as the game is reported to start in late 2022 or early 2023.
The rumored features will use the computing power of the upcoming Xbox Series X, if applicable. In the meantime, Microsoft appears to be resuming its commitment to Xbox One, with Avowed being one of the games in which Xbox One support was mentioned removed.
Digital Trends has asked Obsidian for comments on the rumors, and we will update this article as soon as we hear anything.
Xbox Series X Games Showcase
In addition to Avowed, the Xbox Series X Games Showcase included the first look at Halo Infinite's gameplay footage, as well as trailers for Fable, Forza Motorsport, State of Decay 3, Everwild, Psychonauts 2, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide and The Medium. among several other games.
Microsoft also announced that Destiny 2 and all of its enhancements will be released on Xbox Game Pass in September, and that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of a Elusive Age will be the first entry in the series to be released on Xbox.