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Fallout creator joins Obisidian

Wednesday, 12th October 2011 23:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Interplay, Troika and Carbine veteran Tim Cain has a new home as Obsidian’s senior programmer.

Rock Paper Shotgun reports Cain was a key creative behind 1997′s highly influential RPG, Fallout, before jumping ship with key team members to form Troika Games, which produced Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

Cain was part of Carbine’s Wildstar team since 2005, but eagle-eyed Obsidian fans noted his social networks had been updated to reflect the new position. His new role reunites Cain with fellow original Fallout team member Chris Jones.

Obsidian is currently developing an adaptation of The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan’s fantasy epic. Its most recent title was Dungeons Siege III, having completed Fallout: New Vegas.

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  1. Hunam

    This is surprising. Maybe he can give obsidian the big kick up the arse they need.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    yeah obsidian are slowly turning into rebellion

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Sini

    Now they just gotta hire the other two people, rename the studio, and put those people in charge, and we’ll have something.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Hunam

    I don’t think Leonard Boyarsky is going to come back, what with him being at Blizzard now. I mean, there isn’t really anything that’s a promotion over Blizzard anymore.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    @1 Hehe, are you familiar with Tim Cain?

    Troika was pretty much known for releasing barely playable games. If Obsidian want to keep up the good work releasing broken games, then this is certainly a great investment.

    It’s not that I don’t like his work, it’s just a track record of releasing games that were every bit as broken as Obsidians, ever since Fallout 2. If that game hadn’t been so amazing, nobody would’ve put up with the bugs.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Games made by Troika were phenomenal. While lacking in polish and some other parts, every single one of them was a true CRPG treat. Now make a bug-free sequel to Vampire Bloodlines GODDAMIT!

    #6 3 years ago