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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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42. Re: SELL IT TO TROIKA! Dec 8, 2003, 23:43 Cpt. Piloter
 
Just a quick tally of what's gone.

SirTech.
Looking Glass.
Black Isle.

A quick tally of what might as well be gone, given what we're seeing from them as compared to their older games:
LucasArts
Ion Storm

A quick tally of once-greats, might-still-pull-it-off:
iD
Raven


What do we have left with epic vision?

Troika and those guys from Russia working on STALKER.

And to think today is the day DooM turns 10...

To all those who gave us our great days of PC gaming, may your future careers be bright, your lives be generally happy, and thank you for a shelf's worth of guaranteed great times. I salute you all.

Athlon64 3200+/MSI K8T Neo/1 GB DDR-400 Corsair TwinX LL-PT/Radeon 9700 Pro/160 Gb SATA Seagate Barracuda/Playing X-Com and Commander Keen =)
 
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