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It looks like inXile’s next game is going to be an FPS RPG

By Dom Peppiatt
13 May 2021 11:29 GMT

inXile Entertainment, the development studio behind the Wasteland series and Torment: Tides of Numenera, has teased its next game as an FPS RPG.

The studio dropped a hint about its next project in a reply to an Xbox tweet yesterday. The Xbox account asked “What kind of game should I play next?” to which inXile replied “Pulled NEW + FPS + RPG.”

It’s certainly not the most robust tease in the world, but it gives us some insight into what the studio’s first Unreal Engine 5 game will be like. InXile was acquired by Microsoft in 2018 alongside Obsidian, so it’s safe to say the title will be an Xbox console exclusive when it appears.

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When may we hear more about whatever the Microsoft studio has got cooking? Well, given the timing of this sort-of teaser, it stands to reason that we may hear more about the game during E3 2021.

inXile has previously shipped smaller-scale releases, but now that it’s publishing games under the Microsoft umbrella, we may see something slightly bigger in scale from the studio.

We’ve yet to see what Unreal 5 is really capable of, but we do know The Coalition is also using the tech to develop its next game(s). Does this point to a broader trend of Microsoft studios using the Epic engine? It certainly seems to be the case.

This also isn’t the only first-person RPG in the works at Microsoft, as sister studio Obsidian is, too, working on Avowed.

If you want to get a taste of what inExile projects feel like, Wasteland 3 is available now on Xbox One and PC, via Xbox Game Pass. Its first expansion, The Battle of Steeltown, launches June 3.

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