Obsidian announces Pathfinder license

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  1. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Obsidian to partner with Paizo Inc. to release electronic Pathfinder games

    INDIANAPOLIS -- August 13, 2014 -- Obsidian Entertainment, the developer of Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: the Stick of Truth and the Kickstarter phenomenon Pillars of Eternity, announced that they have entered into a long-term licensing partnership with Paizo Inc. to produce electronic games based on its popular Pathfinder Roleplaying Game intellectual property

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    Obsidian's first licensed product will be a tablet game based on the highly successful Pathfinder Adventure Card game, a cooperative game for 1 to 4 players. Players each have a unique character composed of a deck of cards and a set of stats. Characters have classes such as fighter, rogue, wizard and cleric, as well as numbers that define attributes such as strength, wisdom and charisma etc. Players will be able to customize their deck to better suit each individual’s vision of their character.

    "At Obsidian we have a long history of working with the greatest RPG franchises, and we're thrilled to get to play in the Pathfinder universe now," said CEO Feargus Urquhart. "We're huge fans and can't wait to bring what we do in the electronic gaming world to Pathfinder fans everywhere".

    In the world of Pathfinder, players take on the role of brave adventurers fighting to survive in a world beset by magic and evil. The Pathfinder RPG is currently translated into multiple languages, with hundreds of thousands of players worldwide. The Pathfinder brand has also been licensed for comic book series, graphic novels, miniatures, plush toys, apparel, and is being developed into a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

    "Obsidian is a video game developer at the top of its game", said Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens. "Being able to bring that type of experience and passion to Pathfinder can only mean great things, both for our loyal Pathfinder community and for all fans of great CRPG's."

    Obsidian will be at Gen Con 2014 showing off an early prototype of the digital Pathfinder Adventure Card Game in the Paizo booth (#203) and in their own booth (#2151) featuring the first consumer hands on for Pillars of Eternity.

    About Obsidian Entertainment
    http://www.obsidian.net

    About Paizo Inc.
    http://www.paizo.com

    Obsidian Entertainment Press Contact:
    Shane DeFreest
    Press@obsidian.net

    Paizo Inc. Press Contact:
    Jenny Bendel
    Jenny.bendel@paizo.com
     
  2. Zanza

    Zanza Well-Known Member

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    Is this a good thing? I genuinely don't know what this is.
     
  3. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, Pathfinder is basically a continuation of D&D 3.5, so it doesn't play like 4e which I've always heard plays like an MMO. That Obsidian has acquired the Pathfinder license makes me think that they're planning for a Pathfinder CRPG. I'd love to see that materialise as a ToEE with better story and NPC interactions.
     
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    4.0 plays like a board game, with a slight hint of role playing. Enjoyable, but for totally different reasons than regular RP's.
     
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