For the past two years, Xbox-centered announcements have took place during The Game Awards and fans are hoping these reveals will not cease in future shows. Back in 2019, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X alongside Ninja Theory’s Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga. Following in 2020, The Initiative went on to feature the first trailer for its new Perfect Dark reboot underway.
Fast-forward to 2021, hope is brewing for more announcements to take place. So far, there is anticipation for more Hellblade II since nothing has been pressed since the initial announcement. But, this year’s show will certainly leave an impression as it will be returning to in-person after COVID-19 made its waves across the globe. Just over a week ago, the nominations for 2021’s The Game Awards went live as well.
Now ahead of the show coming next Thursday, we might have a tip on one announcement that might be there. In an exchange between InXile Entertainment and host Geoff Keighley, there is speculation it is referring to a new announcement from the Wasteland 3 developer.
In terms of what could possibly be the announcement at the awards ceremony next week, the opportunity is pointing towards Project Cobalt. Originally, the project was leaked in two job listings: one for Unreal Engine 5 and the other nodding towards work for a first-person shooter, RPG. But, more details arose in a later report.
From Windows Central, a new piece included details on the unannounced title revealing that the game is to be set in a Steampunk/Victorian setting. Outside of the general thesis on the creative decision the team is aiming for, the only other detail is the game is aimed for a 2023 release window. This is stacked among other anticipated announcements such as Avowed and RedFall for a similar launch time frame.
Of course, the tip from the tweets is left to be speculation for the time being. But, this is not the first time something to this degree later happened to be genuine. In one tweet from 343 Industries Studio Head Kiki Wolfkill, she eggs on Master Chief actor Pablo Schreiber for a potential reveal for the Halo Television Show which later on issued a teaser trailer. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you hoping InXile Entertainment makes a reveal at The Game Awards?