Black Isle Studios Is Back...Sort Of

by Jim Reilly on Aug 22, 2012 at 03:45 PM

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.

We've contacted Interplay for additional information