Many people have asked Owlcat Games “What’s next?” that the developer of Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous set up a website to provoke an answer to this question: whatisnext.owlcat.games (opens in new tab). Head over there and you’ll see a looping animation of three planets and an asteroid field, with an overlay screen. Of course it looks like they are going to space (man).
The conclusion fans are coming to is that Owlcat’s next game will swap the tabletop RPG Pathfinder for its sci-fi sibling, Starfinder. First published in 2017, Starfinder is based on the Pathfinder rules and setting, only instead of mages and rogues it has classes like technomancers and biohackers, and in addition to elves, dwarves and so on, you can be an android. or an alien that looks like a jellyfish.
Starfinder takes place in the same solar system as Pathfinder, but far into the future after a mysterious event has made Golarion, the world where most Pathfinder adventures take place, disappear and erase everyone’s memories. No crossovers, I’m afraid.
Assuming Owlcat continues to adapt published adventure paths, as he did with Kingmaker and Wrath of the Righteous, Starfinder has plenty to choose from. horizons of the vast (opens in new tab), in which players colonize an unknown planet, seems like a good option – it’s the same setup as Kingmaker only with alien dinosaurs and a portal to the moon. Unlike Pathfinder campaigns, it doesn’t take player characters to max level, but there is another adventure path called Ark of Devastation (opens in new tab) designed for high-end gaming that can be screwed into it.
Earlier this month, Owlcat Critically tweeted a tip (opens in new tab) on what’s working next: “An ancient world with a broken heart. Find the way to it – and its riches will be yours! But there are two paths, and both will cover you with disgrace, and neither is what it seems. . ” Which doesn’t really clear things up, but there it is.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is still getting regular updates, with a recent patch (opens in new tab) containing fixes for the base game and its DLC. Among its changes, a character who could participate in a conversation at the camp after death will no longer do so, and “Small ghouls no longer carry huge bows”.