Obsidian Games, developers of Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas, is working on a number of new projects, namely an original RPG for XBLA. Speaking to Game Revolution, CEO Feargus Urquhart revealed "We're also working on an original IP XBLA game, so that hopefully will be out first quarter next year". Obsidian also have a "great idea for a new world" and have resumed work on Defiance, a title they'd worked on in the past.
For their upcoming Live Arcade RPG, Urquhart claims "it's quite a bit different in a different genre with a different camera", but reaffirmed that "it'll be an action RPG that's focused on fun". It seems Fallout: New Vegas' success has gifted Obsidian a little more creative control, as they're also mulling "the whole free-to-play thing".
But what of the other titles? Urquhart is pitching Defiance as "a fantasy world where, basically, Sauron won", so expect a far darker, grittier take on the genre as opposed to, say, Fable. Not content with resurrecting old titles and working on free-to-play RPGs, Obsidian is also knee-deep in development on a licensed IP which Urquhart hopes will "be announced around E3". That's June. We'll be sure to keep you up to date on that! [Game Revolution]