Obsidian countdown site offers few clues, much excitement

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 00:26 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Obsidian Entertainment has launched a mysterious new countdown site, to a soundtrack of underoos exploding across the gaming universe.

The Obsidian homepage as we know it has vanished, replaced by an image of a dragon having a thoughtful chew on its own tail and the number four. Clicking this logo takes you to a speculation forum for the so-called Project X.

The front page also bears the message:

What do the words mean? Nothing. The Dirge of Eír Glanfath is sound without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must.

Poke around in the page source reveals this little snippet:

X . X X . X X To tenderness, fellowship. To fellowship, vigilance. So bring we all to the Night Market. I am the Spindle of Esenath. Know me by my light and stand with me in darkness.

The fantasy theme hasn’t rung any bells, with speculation currently favouring a new Dungeon Siege game. Note that Dungeon Siege publisher Square Enix has been whispering about a Project X in the works with a western developer for some time, apparently unrelated to the franchise.

Although the language of the tease seems wrong, Obsidian did have hold of the Wheel of Time license at one point; just sayin’.

Obsidian is currently at work on South Park: The Stick of Truth for THQ, but is also behind Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, Knights of the Old Republic II and Neverwinter Nights. It boasts some of the most respected RPG talent in the industry among its ranks.

Thanks, Dark!



  1. freedoms_stain

    I bet it’s some sort of RPG.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dark

    Can’t really say that i’m excited , especially after fallout new vegas and Dungeon Siege 3…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. voxelman

    ether a teaser for that Kickstarter they have hinted at or the Wheel of Time game they were working on.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Uncontested

    Wheel Of Time games are Vaporware as far as I’m concerned. Red Eagle is out begging for money on Kickstarter for a mobile WoT game.. (The kickstarter was cancelled 3 days ago btw)

    Terrible waste of such an epic brand. Knew it was doomed once it was some scrub ass no name developer getting awarded a massive franchise. ((See the Game of Thrones license thats been turned to **** for video games. Hell even the Lord of the Rings games are mostly bad. ))

    Wish they would just sell the license to someone who can at least put out a fucking product.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. roadkill

    Much excitement? Much excitement?? From an Obsidian game? LOL!! Good one! ;)

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    Dungeon Siege 4…

    #6 2 years ago

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