Obsidian Entertainment Co-Founder And Creative Director Chris Avellone Departs Studio
Chris Avellone, the writer, storyteller, and game designer behind many of Obsidian Entertainment's titles, has left the studio. The news was announced via Twitter in jocular fashion, though Avellone confirms his departure is legitimate.
I have officially left Obsidian Entertainment to accept a sudden opening as the Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts.— Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone) June 9, 2015
(The first part is serious, but much love and well wishes to my fellow devs, good folks one and all.)— Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone) June 9, 2015
Avellone has also updated his LinkedIn profile to indicate the departure. In addition to his work at Obsidian, Avellone teamed up with inXile for Wasteland 2 and the in-development Torment: Tides of Numenara. He also appeared in Wayside Creations' Fallout web series, Fallout: Nuka Break.
Avellone has not yet disclosed what's next for his career.
Avellone is an extremely talented writer, and I'm eager to find out what lured him away from a studio he helped found. We wish him the best in his next adventure.