Chris Avellone leaves Obsidian

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by 13pm, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

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    Aug 4, 2013
    Harry Potter RPG guys
     
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  2. mdf_365

    mdf_365 Wasteland Pleb

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    Jun 2, 2015
    Utter speculation:

    Or what if he is acting as the liaison between Beth and whoever does the spinoff title?
     
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    He's preparing the merge of Obsidian and InXile, reforming the glorious Interplay/Black Isle days, ushering a new dawn of awesome cRPGs.
     
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  4. mdf_365

    mdf_365 Wasteland Pleb

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    Jun 2, 2015
    Sounds feasible...prolly make a load of old school PC gamers really happy to see some thing like that happen.
     
  5. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

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    Jan 28, 2013
    You put a lot of hope in me.

    I really hope this is true, but meeh. Something tells me it's not.
     
  6. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    I guess that was tongue in cheek?

    If not: Why would he? Obsidian on its own has the resources needed to draw in the people he'd want or need. Why merge?
     
  7. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Of course it's just a joke. But I guess if something like that were to happen, some people here would be very happy :D
     
  8. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    I heard a certain French fox was sniffing around that.
     
  9. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 2, 2013
    Do they? Just before crowdfunding project they almost followed interplay into oblivion.. They need projects, and currently beside Pillars of Eternity (which lets be honest, is change money compared to titles like FO:NV) they have nothing big, and inxile has leveraged the rest of cRPGs (whose cult following could appreciate their writing skills)
     
  10. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I think Ubisoft may have been the responsible behind that next gen project that got cancelled halfway through that made them close their doors. They are releasing a sequel to the South Park game but with an in house studio at Ubisoft. I mean cancelling the project just to cut costs disregarding the impact that has on the studions finances sounds like a ver yUbisoft thing to do. Alas that is just speculation, Pillars seem to have been a runaway success for them, they are even releasing an expansion and everything.
     
  11. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    The North Carolina project that was canceled was being published by Microsoft as an Xbone exclusive. So it's Microsoft's fault, as usual.
     
  12. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Oh then, fuck them too either way. And Ubisoft too, Obsidian made the first South Park game great and now those fuckers are taking the credit for it.
     
  13. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

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  14. The_Time_Master

    The_Time_Master First time out of the vault

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    Jun 16, 2015
    To be bankrupted by a French CEO? :/
     
  15. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Art thou implying that InXile had more resources and better staff before they started their Kickstarters (WL2, Torment & Bard's)? :)
    I think not. Obsidian has a well known brandname, a fairly talented workforce and infrastructure. InXile had very little at all. No known name, practically no workforce and little infrastructure.
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    The people working for InXile are not unkown though. I think that helped somewhat.
     
  17. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    When the Kickstarters got going it was only Brian Fargo that was a household name, from what I can remember. The majority of the other big names only came on board in preparation of, during or after the Kickstarter.
    Obsidian had Feargus, MCA, Tim Cain, Josh Sawyer, Chris Jones,... in RPG circles pretty decent names (and for us glittering gems, rock stars).
     
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  18. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    well they managed to get like 2 milion dollars for Wasteland 2 I think? Or was it even more? No clue. I don't think they managed this all without ANY kind of popularity, if only for the Name Wasteland, which is pretty popular with many people. Anyway, I am not comparing it to Obsidian, just the well ... no name kick starter teams that started with a completely fresh concept.
     
  19. fred2

    fred2 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 2, 2013
    No, stating a fact that might, or might not, be of interest. Personally, I was surprised by Obsidian not so great situation when first heard it.

    Popularity? They were riding the initial kickstarter hype, and Fargo played his crowd just right, saying all the things they wanted to hear i.e. rant against publishers\kids and mention of all cRPG classics, which had the expected result:
     
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  20. helios1

    helios1 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Mar 10, 2014
    Wait Tim Cain works for Obsidian?