The Plot Thickens
Yesterday's revelation that Obsidian Entertainment are teasing a new project seemed to point towards Dungeon Siege 4. A mysterious front page banner contained the number 4 along with some fantasy-inspired text. Since Obsidian developed Dungeon Siege 3, it seemed like a forgone conclusion.
However, the number has now ticked down to 3. It's a countdown set for Friday evening/Saturday morning, then, but fresh speculation makes the mysterious title's identity far from certain.
"The book is unwritten," reads the new blurb. "The reason we don't explain it is the reason we use it. Its power is in its mystery. That is the Leaden Key, in part, in whole. Is it clear?"
"Digging for truth buries the seeker."
Is it clear? Is it f**k. However, exploring the source code [via the forums] reveals some extra little tidbits.
"Two centuries ago, your divine champion told the people of Dyrwood to grovel at his feet," it reveals. "If you've come on pilgrimage to the blasted crater that was our reply, Godhammer Citadel is *that* way. "
A mysterious selection of redacted letters is also coming info focus, changing from "X. X X. X X" to "X. X X. T X." We originally assumed that this was going to be a release date, but "T" throws things out of whack somewhat. It could well be the name of the title - perhaps "Eternity" if Xs stand for consonants while full stops denote a vowel.
So, what can we learn from this? Dungeon Siege IV is still a potential contender, especially considering the fantasy text and the fact that the countdown started from the number 4, but it's possible that Project X could be a Wheel Of Time sequel (potentially backed up by the circular logo) or a brand new IP. Eternity? It certainly fits with the Ouroboros symbol, but for now, we'll have to wait and see. [Obsidian Forums]