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Black Isle, Fallout 3 Dead

More bad news at Black Isle Studios, where lead designer J.E. Sawyer resigned just last month (story), as Farewell, but not goodbye on the Interplay Entertainment Forums (thanks Nels Nelson) is a post from Damien "Puuk" Foletto that indicates that the studio is now shut down, referring to today as his "last day at the (former) BIS." This follows suit with a note sent along by designer John Deiley:

Today marks the end of an era. Black Isle Studios is no more. In yet another sweeping layoff of employees, Interplay has officially let go the last of it's Black Isle employees (save two that I know of) and dissolved the division. Also, the non-announced title that the division was working on, Fallout 3, has been "shelved" to quote management.

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94. Re: No subject Dec 9, 2003, 21:39 AgentZero
 
man, Looking Glass were my favorite developer ever alongside BlackIsle. No-one made games with the quality those two developers sprinkled on their products.

(BTW - I crossed Thief 3 off this list after seeing DX:IW. Anyone else disagree this will be "streamlined" as well?)

I don't. After seeing all the movies it seems so easy to kill people. YOU'RE A THIEF NOT AN EXPERT SWORDSMAN FOR FUCKS SAKE, MAKE IT HARDER!! Hopefully it will have the options like Thief 1 & 2 did where changing the difficulty will make a big difference to the gameplay objectives but I doubt it seeing how its being made for console. Hopefully it will be a classic but I dont have high hopes.

 
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