Archer and Alpha Protocol Have a Lot in Common, Dev Says

"Archer Protocol."


While there are no plans in place to actually make such a game, Obsidian project director Josh Sawyer says in a new interview that the Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth developer sees a number of similarities between its 2010 RPG Alpha Protocol and the animated TV show, Archer.

In an interview with PC Gamer, Sawyer agreed with the interviewer's suggestion that Obsidian's 2010 RPG Alpha Protocol and Archer are alike in more than a few ways. "It has come up actually several times of people saying, 'Yeah, that would be a good fit. Archer Protocol,'" Sawyer said.

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Specifically, Sawyer said Alpha Protocol and Archer are similar in terms of look and content.

"Alpha Protocol has a very realistic look to it, but it's also kind of silly and comical in a lot of ways," he added. "And a lot of that comedy, I think would fit...obviously, Archer is a great fit for that stuff."

The Archer series, which is renewed for a seventh season, has yet to spawn a console game. Obsidian would need to reach a licensing deal with FX to make such a video game project work, if the studio is even genuinely interested in the idea.

Obsidian is keeping busy with a number of projects, including ongoing support for Pillars of Eternity (a sequel is being considered, Sawyer said), as well as brand new games Skyforge and Armored Warfare. In February 2013, Obsidian revealed that it planned to pitch an idea to Disney for a new Star Wars game, but it's unclear how that went.

A sequel to The Stick of Truth called The Fractured But Whole is in development, but it's being made by Ubisoft San Francisco, not Obsidian.

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