Lead world designer for Diablo 3, Leonard Boyarsky, has joined Obsidian Entertainment, where he’ll work alongside fellow Troika Games co-founder and Bloodlines developer Tim Cain.
Diablo 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines dev joins Obsidian
News of Boyarsky’s new gig was announced by both Cain and Obsidian Entertainment on Twitter.
Boyarsky and Cain previously worked together on the first two Fallout titles at Interplay before founding their own development studio.
Along with Jason Anderson, Boyarsky and Cain co-founded Troika Games in 1998 which developed titles Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, The Temple of Elemental Evil and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.
Obsidian is currently working on the narrative-driven RPG Tyranny, which is to be published by Paradox. In it, players take on the role of a customizable character called the Fatebinder, whose past and future actions shape the world.
Tyranny will release sometime this year, and is being built on the same engine as Pillars of Eternity.
It may mean nothing, but Paradox acquired the White Wolf IPs from CCP back in October 2015 along with all assets from the cancelled World of Darkness MMO and Vampire the Masquerade. The firm also purchased White Wolf as a whole, and it will act as a subsidiary of Paradox.
With Boyarsky and Cain back together, is it possible we could see the two return for a Bloodlines sequel or resurrect World of Darkness in some form? We sure hope so, but we won’t get excited just yet. Still, the prospect of Obsidian working on White Wolf properties makes our heart skip a beat. Or two.