There are still several mysteries about the new projects in development for the Xbox Series X|S at Xbox Game Studios and one of the most intriguing is the new InXile RPG, which according to Windows Central reports seems to be identified internally as Project Cobalt and be a kind of RPG with a scenario steampunk.
There have been several rumors about this in recent months: there has been talk of a potential heir to the steampunk RPG called Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, which is likely, given that the team includes Jason Anderson and Chad Moore, respectively principal designer and creative director at InXile, but both were prominent figures in the Troika Games era.
So the rumor about the possible first-person RPG (perhaps with a third-person option) started after Wasteland 3, reinforced by the idea that this could be a hybrid in the style of FPS RPG, but actually nothing has emerged about this mysterious game yet. .
Jet Corden’s report states that we’re going to have something steampunk style. Based on what emerged from the Windows Central journalist’s investigations and from various artworks published on the internet by various contributors and developers, such as the conceptual artist Alexander Danilovac, it looks like the mysterious Cobalt may be based on steampunk style inspired by an alternative and retro futuristic version of the British Industrial Revolution.
This leads us to imagine Victorian-style backdrops with crazy machinery, between advanced mechanisms based on coal and steam, and a society that incorporates characters from the 19th century and other modern and fantastical ones. In any case, we await information about this interesting InXile title, which may arrive in the coming months. There is already a member of inXile who speaks in his biography on social networks of “super mysterious game” and continues with Arcanum. So it’s very, very likely that your RPG is steampunk.