Former Bethesda devs announce new AAA preternatural RPG Wyrdsong


Newly launched studio Something Wicked Games has announced Wyrdsong at Gamescom 2022, a new “preternatural” AAA open-world RPG.”

Wyrdsong is in development on Unreal Engine 5 and has no release date, as the game is currently in pre-alpha. Described as a “massively detailed occult open world AAA RPG”, the game is set in a “dark historical fantasy” world based on a fictionalized Portugal in the middle ages.

Something Wicked Games was founded with initial seed funding of $13.2mm from Chinese publisher NetEase, and includes veteran developers that have worked on mostly Bethesda RPGs like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, The Outer Worlds and more.

The team is led by 15-year Bethesda veteran Jeff Gardiner, as well as co-founder & Design Director Charles Staples from Obsidian Entertainment.

“Our goal with Something Wicked Games is to utilize our independence and creative autonomy to create the next evolution of open world RPGs,” said Something Wicked Games CEO and Founder Jeff Gardiner. “Our first project, Wyrdsong, has been my dream game for some time now, and I’m thrilled to finally share it today.”

Here’s a teaser trailer:


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