Wasteland 3 Studio InXile Appears To Be Working On First-Person RPG
InXile is known from Wasteland 2 and Wasteland 3, both of which use a zoomed-out CRPG perspective.
Role-playing game developer InXile Entertainment is perhaps best known for Wasteland 2 and Wasteland 3, which helped to inject new life into the CRPG genre as other series focused more on action elements. However, the studio has another project cooking--a AAA-level first-person RPG--that could reach a wider audience.
Twitter user Klobrille pointed out that InXile is currently looking for an art director on a "next-generation role-playing game" that will use Unreal Engine. A separate listing for a gameplay designer explicitly mentions first-person perspective, rather than the isometric and zoomed-out views we've seen in many of the studio's other games.
An important position is available for what I think will be a special game.— Klobrille (@klobrille) January 6, 2021
inXile is looking for an Art Director to work on their ambitious, first-person AAA RPG running on UE5 "to help the team transform that direction into mind-blowing game visuals."https://t.co/aOixrEgYGp pic.twitter.com/xCaKOGHBQX
The content and theme of this RPG remains a mystery, but it likely is making use of Unreal Engine 5, as Klobrille mentioned. Last year, InXile said it would be using the engine for its next project. It appears the game is still in its very early stages, so it could be a few years before we actually hear concrete details.
Aside from InXile's game, Microsoft also the first-person RPG Avowed, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, in development. With the purchase of Bethesda Softworks in 2019, these games will be joined by Starfield and, at some point, The Elder Scrolls VI. It's no wonder players are starting to see Xbox as a growing RPG powerhouse.
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