According to insider Klobrille, Avowed could become the Psychonauts 2 do Obsidian Entertainemnt, in other words, its best title, able to show the true capabilities of the studio on a Triple A budget.
To see this, just look at the great Obsidian games of the past, made in much worse economic conditions, with much less money and with shorter development times. Microsoft doesn’t guarantee infinite funding, but it’s certainly providing the company with resources it never had.
In addition, Avowed will be Obsidian’s first AAA where developers can only focus on the game. A good test of these new possibilities was definitely Grounded, which is doing very well despite being a very small title, entrusted to a team of just fifteen people.
For Klobrille, Avowed won’t be the most technically impressive game of all time, as will Psychonauts 2. It will be cool, but it will keep the studio’s tradition of excelling in other areas: setting, storytelling, mission design, scripting and combat.