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Obsidian to assist Red Eagle in development of Wheel of Time games

Friday, 12th February 2010 18:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Red Eagle Games has announced that Obsidian is to be a joint developer with its games based on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.

Another one for Obsidian. It’s already hard at work on Fallout: New Vegas and the oft delayed Alpha Protocol.

“The development team at Obsidian Entertainment has demonstrated time and again that they can successfully blend storytelling with technology to craft a superior RPG game experience,” said Rick Selvage, CEO of Red Eagle Games. “Obsidian Entertainment is the ideal development partner to help Red Eagle Games take Jordan’s beloved characters from the printed page to exciting new forms of interactive media.”

“The Wheel of Time is one of the greatest and well-received fantasy series of all time,” said Chris Avellone, COO at Obsidian. “Games set in Robert Jordan’s universe have the chance to deliver on the epic storylines and the complex characters that the series is known for – and this is one of Obsidian’s strengths. It’s a natural fit.”

To be distributed by EA, Red Eagle’s Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon are also producing a live-action motion picture based upon The Wheel of Time for Universal.

Those unfamiliar with Jordan, and who are interested in The Wheel of Time, should start at the beginning with The Eye of the World from Tor Books before moving on to the rest. Seriously good stuff there.

It was announced back in August that Fast and Furious writer Chris Morgan would pen the games.

The series is expected to eventually be released on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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  1. BabyJesus

    Interesting, although I’d be more interested if Chris Avellone was penning it by himself.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Mauller

    Can’t wait to play the 12 part game. Almost 7 of which are completely unnecessary and don’t do much to progress the plot. Still can’t figure out why this series is so popular. It had some great ideas and characters but Jordan lost his focus and couldn’t think of how to end the bloody thing.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Scyrenn

    Yeah, first 6 (7?) books are awesome though.

    There’s a great game in there somewhere, hope it works out.

    Also, I didn’t know they were making a movie, should be interesting, hopefuly…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Uncontested

    I swear to god they better not disgrace Jordan’s memory and fuck this up.. so its good to see Obsidian mentioned.. at least they’re a decent/good dev. (Hate all you want KOTOR2 and NWN2 were fun games.. hell NWN2 was pretty awesome if you’re not a dweeb who has the DND manual memorized and got butt hurt they changed things or whatever.)

    I remember reading these in middle/high school. Great books. Probably will get around to reading it again someday.

    #4 4 years ago