The lights are on
Update: When asked for comment about the announcement, Interplay CEO Hervé Caen told Game Informer, "It is very real indeed."
The developer behind the original Fallout series is back. However, it seems almost none of the key members of the original team are working there. A website originally registered by Interplay CEO Herve Caen went live today with the announcement.
"Black Isle Studios is a division of Interplay formed to develop and publish high quality role-playing games," the Facebook page says. Black Isle Studios was first formed in 1996 under Interplay. It was later dissolved in 2003. Feargus Urquhart, who ran Black Isle before forming Obsidian Entertainment, says he's not involved. "This was news to us as well," he told Game Informer.
Former Black Isle designer and writer Chris Avellone also said on Twitter he's not involved with this announcement, either. No other information about the revived studio was provided at this time.
In January, Bethesda acquired the rights to develop a Fallout MMO from Interplay.
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Well, they might just be filled with the little guys no one bothered to learn the names of, we don't know.
SURPRIIIIIIIIIIISE! We know nothing!
I'm intrigued to see what comes out of this. Definitely will be keeping tabs on this.
Herve Caen just keeps on rolling. Like a perfectly round turd.
Hmm, well I suppose this creates jobs and new games so this could be good news.
I really want that Fallout MMO to be made already. Also so it's a new studio but with an old name why not just change the name?
Glad the company came back. Can't wait to hear more about this.
lets just hope,that a really good game comes out from this studio..
In the old days,they where they where Kings in the RPG genre.
Why didn't they just give it a different name?
Interplay and Bethesda are working together AFTER all the lawsuits between the both of them? And they are just bringing the name Black Isle Studios back but not the team?... And I think Bethesda sued Interplay for trying to make a Fallout MMO. This is not going to work I've played Fallen Earth (a Post-Apocalypse MMO) and it's just not my thing. This seems like a very optimistic view of what's going to happen.