It was going to be their flagship expensive AAA RPG.
There wasn't a reason given, but ZeniMax also canned their sci-fi RPG so I'm guessing they have development problems with large scale games.Unless I'm mistaken, MS still hasn't filled this gap have they? Scalebound is more action orientated, Sea of Thieves is more of a multiplayer thing, Phantom Dust is dead, Fable has gone off in a totally different direction, they've also completely given up on getting JRPGS on xbox (outside of FF)
Strange seeing Microsoft going sour on RPGS, there's a history of RPG exclusives (or at least timed exclusive) on xbox going back years. Do you know the reasons that Microsoft backed away from Stormlands?
Paradox is just a tiny bit bigger than Devolver. I think both are pretty unlikely.
Of all of Nintendo's IPs I think FE would suit most to be made into a proper RPG. But knowing Obsidian they're are really good at creating worlds and filling them with lore and background story, so in case it came down to Obsidian making a RPG for Nintendo it would probably be a whole new IP.
Obsidian's Fire Emblem... I wish.
Elder Scrolls New Tamriel.
Yesterday, I was actually just randomly thinking of that possibility of them, or someone putting out a new ES game to sort of quench the thirst between now and 2020 or 2021 when ES VI comes out. Obviously not happening, but I wouldn't hate it.
Never say never.It's not the size of Devolver that makes them seem unlikely, it's the type of games they usually publish. That's why I said, "depending on the size of the project".
If it's something like Pillars, Paradox would make sense. If it's something like Alpha Protocoll, not so much.
Spoiler: It won't be Nintendo
If it's a $4 million project now, then yes there are way more options.
Devolver Digital is an entirely legitimate option with their growth as a publisher.