Pentimenti was only possible thanks to Xbox Game Pass, reveals the game director

The title is now available for Xbox consoles and PC via a subscription service

One of the first exclusive Xbox titles developed by Obsidian Entertainment as part of Xbox Games Studio, punishment This is only possible thanks to Game PassπŸ‡§πŸ‡· In an interview on the Waypoint Radio Podcast, Josh Sawyer, the game’s director, said he would never have offered a game like Pentiment if it weren’t for Game Pass.

“I would never suggest doing Pentiment without Game Pass. Like, I literally wouldn’t do it. I just don’t think it would be possible,” the game director said. He goes on to say that the “old mindset of publishers and developers” with “bigger teams and bigger investments” with higher revenue is not the focus of Game Pass.

“That’s not really the point of this (Game Pass) environment, that’s why there aren’t things in that ecosystem. In the traditional model, I don’t think I would have even gotten in trouble because no one was going to go through with it. Even if my boss was supportive, it would have been incredibly difficult to get a publisher to take on the project. That’s why this particular environment is the only way I believe the game is viable,” Sawyer said.

Pentiment is a game of “niche and beyond the road”.

He says that Xbox was very supportive of Pentiment’s idea. “Specifically because it’s very niche and unusual. And it appeals to a very enthusiastic audience. So the process is different from the old publisher model. But so far, it’s been different in a positive way.”

He hopes that a small audience will buy into the idea of ​​the game, even if the title has good reviews, averaging 86 (Xbox Series) and 88 (PC) on Metacritic, but not very well received by gamers. (6.6 and 6.0, respectively). “Pentiment is a rare beast: a relatively short adventure with light, narrative-driven gameplay from a studio known for its time-consuming RPGs with heavy mechanics,” said the game’s director.

Obsidian, which is working on Grounded, is developing two Xbox exclusive projects. One of them is Avowed, which doesn’t have a release date yet. The other is The Outer Worlds 2, which was the success of the first title. This also doesn’t have a release date yet.

Pentiment is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Game Pass. The PC game is also available on Steam for R$99. On Valve’s platform, the title has a 95% acceptance rate with 219 player reviews at the moment.

The Outer Worlds 2 is announced with a humorous trailer

The Outer Worlds 2 is announced with a humorous trailer
Obsidian chose a rather peculiar tactic to announce a new game at E3 2021.


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Via: PC Gamer


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