Obsidian Entertainment, hot off the heels of being acquired by Microsoft, has announced when we’ll see the first glimpse of its next project. The studio’s homepage now shows a series of teaser images counting down to Thursday’s Game Awards.
The images show retro-style advertisements from two fake sponsors: Spacer’s Choice and Auntie Cleo’s. Spacer’s Choice attaches to a retro-futuristic gun, while Auntie Cleo’s attaches to a collection of ointments and creams. The images don’t tell us much about the project, but they do set a particular tone.
Each of the fake ads teases more news at The Game Awards, the awards event coming this Thursday hosted by Geoff Keighley. The show has been teasing ten new game announcements along with updates for existing games. And of course, it will offer lots of celebrity guests and presenters, and the awards themselves.
Whatever announcement is coming, it will probably be exclusive to Xbox One and PC. Microsoft bought Obsidian as part of a larger ongoing effort to shore up its first-party production, so whatever it produces will now be owned by Microsoft. The studio has long specialized in RPGs–having made Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Pillars of Eternity–so whatever this retro-futurist space theme is, it’s likely to fit into that genre.