Obsidian Entertainment Teases Project X

bp9801 - September 11, 2012 01:06PM in Gaming

Obsidian Entertainment is teasing a mysterious new project that is so secret, it is only known as Project X. A landing page appeared on Obsidian's website yesterday with the number 4 inside an ouroboros design with the text, "What do the words mean?" above, "Nothing. The Dirge of Eir Glanfath is found without form, a lone voice crying out in mourning because it must." The source code for the page revealed, "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."

Some speculation grew that this was a teaser for Obsidian's Wheel of Time game, but odds are this is something else. Especially after seeing the next teaser image on the landing page. Today, the ouroboros has the number 3 inside it and a new line of text below: "The book unread is unwritten. 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?" Below that is, "Digging for truth buries the seeker." The source reveals this additional line: "Two centuries ago, your divine champion told the people of Dyrwood to grovel at his feet. If you've come on pilgrimage to the blasted crater that was our reply, Godhammer Citadel is *that* way."

Now, the number inside the ouroboros has no meaning and is simply a countdown, so the focus is on the text. Obsidian has a forum section dedicated to speculation on Project X, so it looks like the studio wants all of us guessing until Friday. Could this be an RPG heavily focused on Norse mythology since Eir is a Norse goddess, Dungeon Siege 4, or something else entirely? Let the speculation commence!