August 22, 2012
Black Isle Studios, known best for developing the original Fallout games and Planescape: Torment, closed its doors in 2003. Now, nine years later, it seems they have decided to take another swing at the game-making business. This was discovered after a new website of theirs popped up with links to Facebook and Twitter accounts. While official details are still unclear, it appears that Herve Caen, Interplay’s CEO, is the person responsible for this reemergence.
However, the thing I’m more interested in is whether or not they will be able to catch up with the industry. Gaming has come a long way in a decade, and trends have changed. Do you think Black Isle can become relevant again, or will they end up offering games with a more “old school” feel while piggybacking off of their previous successes?