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General: Black Isle Studios Resurrected

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,595MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

A new website, Facebook page and Twitter feed have cropped up indicating that Black Isle Studios is once again a living breathing entity. Even though not MMO-related, most of us are also RPG fans. Who wouldn't be excited to see the creators of Fallout, Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and other classic RPGs coming back to life?

You can check out the new Black Isle Studios site but beware! It's moving very slowly, doubtless being hammered by adoring fans!

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  • TalgenTalgen Reading, PAPosts: 400Member
    Thumbs up I say
  • TridianTridian Plainfield, INPosts: 274Member
    Well thats good news.
  • nolic1nolic1 Kingman, AZPosts: 687Member Uncommon
    This could turn out to be good news.

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    To me I enjoy gaming I dont play to be uber I play to have fun. If a game is not fun to me guess what I move on and play something else till I find one that is. When I find that great game and not sure if in my life time there will be one I hope it has everything I want in an mmo.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Here's some more info (maybe).

    http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1551151/interplay_resurrecting_fallout_dev_black_isle_original_team_not_involved.html

    I was thinking this might be related to Obsidian Entertainment's Kickstarter to raise money for Wasteland 2.

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  • LethalJaxxLethalJaxx NijmegenPosts: 105Member
    Just the name, not the people. No more than a marketing trick. Nothing to see here, move along.
  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,265Member Uncommon
    Sweet. Zombie Studio!

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  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBPosts: 2,030Member
    Without the original team it's just a meaningless label.Add to that Interplay probably spent their yearly budget jsut ressurecting that label unless soemoen else has actualyl ressurected Interpaly from it's barely hanging on by a fingernail financial Woes,which would be even bigger news.
  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon
    Lets hope they'll make quality games like they used to do. Remember the Descent trilogy, and the great BioWare RPG's from back then...

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  • TuchakaTuchaka san diego, CAPosts: 468Member
    glad to hear it enjoyed many of their games
  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 1,930Member Common
    Good news.
  • AnirethAnireth Posts: 599Member Uncommon

    I wondered about that when first read it. "What about the people? Aren't they like all over the place? Did they all quit their current job, did they organize that "in secret"?"

    Seeing that it's the name only, it's pointless. If Interplay has a team capable of "bringing back"  Black Isle, they don't need the name. If they use the name, but don't have the team, it will only tarnish it. With enough people getting upset about it, it could even end up bad for Interplay, instead of simply being of no use.

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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon

    This is good news!

    Especially with Overhaul Games rezzing Balder's Gate as well as a modern edition ( http://www.baldursgate.com/ ).

     

  • Laughing-manLaughing-man Dublin, OHPosts: 3,415Member Uncommon

    no one from the origional team is involved.

    Thats terrible :-(

  • Soldier101Soldier101 Sandy, UTPosts: 111Member
    Need a Balder's gate game :P
  • HrimnirHrimnir Qeynos, COPosts: 1,597Member Uncommon
    I swear to god if i see the Letters E and A in that order anywhere on that website ever, i'm going to hemorrhage blood from the eyes. twice.

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  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member

    It's an 'in-name only' revival... BUT I'm willing to give a new group of folks under that name a chance. I'll be keeping an eye on this to be sure.

    At least wait until they release the first game under the resurrected label to judge them folks, yeesh.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,183Member Uncommon
    Of course, who knows what will come of this, but chances are slim without the original team.  Probably better off picking a new name than trying to ride on the coat tails of people long gone.
  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILPosts: 328Member Uncommon
    In these times when it seems like Game Development company lay-offs are announced every other week it's great to hear some positive news!
  • ReizlaReizla AlkmaarPosts: 3,300Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hrimnir
    I swear to god if i see the Letters E and A in that order anywhere on that website ever, i'm going to hemorrhage blood from the eyes. twice.

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    LOL?

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  • roo67roo67 londonPosts: 402Member

    I've recently been playing Baldurs gate 2 for the first time ( I played 1 and Icewindale back in the 90s ) . This was a quality studio lets hope it will be again . 

    On a side note apparently overhaul games has plans to release the unfinished Baldurs Gate 3 . 

  • KostKost Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,975Member

    Awesome!

    Hopefully they bring back the old Warlords turn based strategy games, loved that series.

  • QuicklyScottQuicklyScott BristolPosts: 433Member
    EA, hear me roar.  I swear to all things that are good and holy in this world, that if you screw up this studio..... I WILL............KIL-write a formal letter of complaint giving you a piece of my mind!

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  • TrionicusTrionicus Fort Lauderdale, FLPosts: 497Member
    Originally posted by Reizla
    Originally posted by Hrimnir
    I swear to god if i see the Letters E and A in that order anywhere on that website ever, i'm going to hemorrhage blood from the eyes. twice.

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    LOL?

    Hardcore trolls are about LOL

     

    Marketing trick for real?

  • ThanesThanes St. Augustine, FLPosts: 182Member
    Interplay resurecting Black Isle, how sad.  Interplay just loves to make things up these days, huh?  'Let's pretend we're making an mmo of Fallout.'  "Let's pretend we're bringing back the best creative team we destroyed."  I'd give them an ounce of credibility if they had produced anything slightly mediocre in the last 10 years.
  • bakabrödbakabröd lysekilPosts: 129Member

    planetscape torment 2?

    sweet.

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