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Obsidian on Reprising Planescape: Torment

NowGamer offers quotes from the current issue of Play Magazine where Obsidian Entertainment CEO (and Black Isle Studios veteran) Feargus Urquhart talks about the possibility of creating a sequel to Planescape: Torment, the highly regarded RPG developed by Black Isle towards the end of the last millennium. He says this was ruled out about ten years ago, but this doesn't mean it's still out of the question, though it doesn't sound like this is going anywhere particular at the moment:

“I remember right after finishing Planescape: Torment I spoke to Chris Avellone [Obsidian creative director] and asked what he wanted to do, and he was like, ‘I don’t wanna do a sequel!’ We haven’t talked about it in ten years, but it might be different now. But a lot of revisiting old games is about saying, ‘okay, that worked in 1999, what would work now?’ And how would you do it again?”

But while it’s not entirely off the table, Urquhart does have concerns that would have to be addressed: “We’d have to think a lot about it, because it would have to be done right, otherwise the fans of the original would be pissed off and new people wouldn’t get it. That would be terrible.”

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4. Re: Obsidian on Reprising Planescape: Torment May 12, 2011, 18:11 Cutter
 
Yeah, in today's world of ADD kids and all flash, zero substance games I have a hard time imagining they could do a follow-up to PST that would be financially viable. Still, it would be awesome! There's no reason they couldn't do another CRPG set in Planescape though. It wouldn't be as long, or as deep, but it'd be good times all the same. Hanging out in Mechanus and the Brass City is where I want to be! I still wish TSR was around because it amazes me that WOTC is still in business the way they've under-utilized those IPs (Forgotten Realms, Krynn, Greyhawk, Planescape, Ravenloft) particularly when it comes to video games. Had they played their card right - and still can - they could be a monster like Marvel now. I still say an MOG based on the FR done right could be a ginormous success. It's not like they're lacking for canon/material.

I hope Feargus is serious about this because it'd be really cruel to get our hopes up like this otherwise.
 
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