Interplay to revive Baldur's Gate dev Black Isle Studios
Interplay is making noises about resurrecting Black Isle Studios, the developer behind numerous classic RPG series of the last 20 years.
Herve Caen, CEO of Interplay is adamant that Black Isle is returning and they plan to put themselves back on the RPG map. Caen said, "Our goal has always been to make the world's best RPGs. Black Isle Studios is back."
Black Isle was originally dismantled across the five years between 1998 and 2003 with many of the staff moving on to form Obsidian who were tasked by Bethesda with the development of Fallout: New Vegas.
Interplay has been through some horrendously troubled times that include a lengthy and ultimately fruitless litigation with Bethesda over the right to produce a MMORPG based on the Fallout series but the resurrection of Black Isle may be an indication of a reverse in fortunes.