It hit is funding in blazing time, and now Obsidian’s new PC/MAC RPG Project Eternity has a tentative release date. Fallout creator Tim Cain, one of the stars working on the game, told Eurogamer that the game is currently penciled in for a spring 2014 release and that even though the budget is smaller than a normal Obsidian game; it’s nothing to worry about:
“Work has already begun on [Project Eternity],” Cain explained, “but the advantage of doing the Kickstarter this early in its development is that we can be guided by the feedback from our fans. We are reading the forums and noting what features people think are most important in the game, and then we are revising our work schedule accordingly.”
“Those budget numbers are just right for what we are trying to make,” Cain answered. “We have an engine already, and we aren’t using an established IP with pre-defined game mechanics and an art style that we have to mimic. Both of these things save us a lot of time, because we are now free to make those elements ourselves.”
Project Eternity is a dream RPG for fans of the genre. It’s being developed by Obsidian with Tim Cain (Fallout), Chris Avellone (Planescape: Torment), and Josh Sawyer (Black Isle Studios) all lending their talents to it. According to the article, Avellone will even be writing some of the game. It’s no wonder that its Kickstarter is raking in the cash.