Tyranny, the be-the-bad-guy fantasy RPG, is coming in November

Obsidian's fantasy RPG Tyranny is set in a world in which evil has won, something Chris described in his preview as feeling "like a sequel to a game we haven't played or a story we've never read." It was first revealed to the world in March of this year, and today the studio announced that it will be released on November 10. 

Tyranny is available for preorder now on Steam in three separate editions, ranging from $45/£35 to $80/£61, with various extras thrown in as you climb the ladder o' price. The basic Commander edition comes with the game, plus ringtones, a forum icon, and forum avatars; the Archon edition adds on a digital map, short story collection, "signed" wallpapers, the soundtrack, and more avatars; and the top-tier Overlord edition tacks on a digital collector's guide book and art book. 

We spoke with Obsidian's Brian Heins and Josh Sawyer at PAX West about player choice, the lessons of the studio's previous RPG, Pillars of Eternity, and what the future holds, which you can (and if you're an RPG fan, definitely should) dig into here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.