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Sat, Jun 13, 2009 | 18:25 BST
Feargus Urquhart had a chat with GameBanshee about his history in the industry, some of the games he has contributed to, and the firm’s new unannounced title.
Apparently, it is being developed using Obsidian’s own in-house engine.
“We have been working on another title for the last four months that we can’t talk about yet, he said. “It’s going really well though and the team is really excited. It’s using our own internal engine so we are really able to do things our way based upon everything we’ve learned about making RPGs in the past ten to fifteen years.
“Don’t take that as a silent slam on Unreal – it’s not. Our engine, like Unreal, is a tool and different jobs can be done better with tools that are made for them. There are things that our engine may never do as well as Unreal, but likewise there are things that our engine will do that will be better than Unreal.”
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Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 18:41 GMT
Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has told Big Download, “We are doing just fine and do not have to shut down operations,” in response to lay-off rumors earlier this week.
After Sega suspended the firm’s Aliens RPG indefinitely, it was reported that over 20 staff members had been made redundant at Obsidian.
The rumor has still not been addressed on either side, but Urquhart did say that his company is hard at work on the development of Alpha Protocol and two other properties.
Alpha Protocol is to be published by Sega sometime this year, and it’s rumored that Obsidian is working on a third expansion for Neverwinter Nights 2.