Is Avowed Coming To PS5 and PS4?


Avowed is an upcoming first-person RPG being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, the studio that developed Fallout: New Vegas and The Outer Worlds. It was first revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2020, but will it also be coming to PS5 and PS4?

Avowed takes place in the same universe as Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity. Many are referring to Avowed as Obsidian’s take on Skyrim, which has fans super hyped.

With the excitement for Avowed growing, players want to know which platforms the game will be launched on. Unfortunately for PlayStation users, the release outlook looks grim, as Obsidian Entertainment falls under Microsoft’s large umbrella.


About Avowed

The major takeaway from the Avowed trailer is that it will be a first-person RPG similar to Skyrim. Players will use rune-based magic powers and sword combat, which was previewed in the game’s teaser.

Avowed is set in Eora, which is the setting of Pillars of Eternity. Hints at the gameplay suggest combat with both third and first-person animations, branching dialogue, and day-to-night cycles. This game is in league with other awesome Obsidian RPGs, like Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords.

The trailer for Avowed showcases various medieval landscapes, including a wartorn castle. Monsters born of the sins of the fallen empire roam the lands. Players may have to question and confront their fate while also rebuilding an empire left in ruins, with possible links to royalty.

A flag in the trailer implies a link to Woedica, a deity called the “Oathbinder”, who was killed by other gods because she was too powerful. Woedica is also a faith held by the Aedyr Empire, a nation in Eora, which could be where Avowed takes place. Woedica’s story aligns with a narrative based on confronting a destiny filled with broken oaths, fallen empires, and royalty, which seems to be Avowed’s theme.

The sword from the game’s trailer is also covered in Aeryn runes. When translated, they read “Oathbinder”. With these clues, it’s possible that Avowed is a medieval prequel to Pillars of Eternity.


Will Avowed Be Available on PS5 and PS4?

Avowed has no release date and is probably still under development. Gamers may see it released later this year, but it’s more likely Avowed will be launched in 2023 or 2024.

Avowed will be released on Xbox Series X & S and PC. It’ll also be available on Xbox Game Pass, like other first-party Microsoft games. The Xbox One isn’t listed as an available platform for Avowed, so it’s safe to assume the game won’t be cross-generation.

As for whether the game will be available on the PS5 and PS4 or not, we can look at its developer for a good guess. In 2018, Microsoft acquired Obsidian Entertainment, so unfortunately for PS users, Avowed will be an Xbox exclusive.

While The Outer Worlds was made available on both PlayStation and Xbox, this sadly won’t be the case for Avowed due to Microsoft’s acquisition.

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