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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 10:09   #1
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Interplay re-forms Black Isle Studios

Sadly forgets to invite the original staff along to the party:
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...y-black-isle/1
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 10:22   #2
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Would be nice if we saw some old skool PC only isometric RPGs from them.
No original staff is a bit of a worry though.
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 10:24   #3
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No original staff is a bit of a worry though.
Yeah, that's the bit that concerns me. To be fair, I don't know that it won't have *any* original staff - just that every original staff member I've looked in to knows nothing about the project. Assuming any of them still talk to each other, that's surprising if there *are* original Black Isle members involved.
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Expect to see a F2P Baldur's Gate MMO announced any day now then... ^^
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No original staff = Brand necromancy. There's no value to the pedigree when a company does this.
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No original staff = Brand necromancy. There's no value to the pedigree when a company does this.
They're essentially going to be the Sugarbabes of the gaming world.

A stunning comparison, I know.

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Hmm resurrect a studio that is known for certain style of product yet don't hire have any of the staff that shaped that studios identity in the first place...... yay.
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Some of the staff work at Obsidian don't they? There are also supposed to be some working on the Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition that is in the works.
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Lemme guess they are going to pump out a bunch of cash ins that all play like Dragon Age 2.
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They're essentially going to be the Sugarbabes of the gaming world.
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