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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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32. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Dec 8, 2003, 23:01 Epsilon
 
I can't believe this... I've been waiting for Fallout 3 since Fallout 2 came out way back when. What are we going to get instead? Some idiotic, half-arsed, CRASS, CONSOLE RIPOFF called "Brotherhood of Steel"! Hopefully they actually hand off the game to somebody else (who won't sell out to all those crappy consoles like those buffoons at Ion Storm did with Deus Ex 2). I hate the way the console market pollutes the entire industry with its crap. Because of idiotic users and cheap publishers, we get sub-par games that SHOULD be an embarrassment to any developer. In the meantime, games like the Fallout series get mutilated and abandoned.

*sigh* Here's to hoping something will change...

 
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