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"It really feels like getting the band back together as we're seeing opportunities not available to us before," says Interplay boss Herve Caen in a quote on Eurogamer about their plans to revive the Black Isle Studios label. "Given our unique position, expanding online and mobile platforms, and renewed interest in our proven properties, I see an incredible success potential for Black Isle Studios." In this case, "the band" will have none of its original members, but they do have the highly regarded Black Isle IPs to work with, and the story states they plan on creating AAA RPGs based on them, though it does not offer a direct quote supporting that. However this is reflected by the mission statement on the Black Isle Studios Twitter Feed, which reads: "Black Isle Studios is a division of Interplay Entertainment devoted to creating the world's best role-playing games."

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30. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 24, 2012, 05:58 Nighthawk
 
Did he said AAA RPG while previously mentioning online and mobile platforms? I'd be interested to see what he can make in terms of a AAA RPG for my android phone.  
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29. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 23:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 18:46:
Freespace space sim/RPG? Please? Please?

*wakes up*
Only if Volition does it. I believe they're still still plotting someones death so they can make it.
 
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28. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 22:15 Fletch
 

"Highly regarded... IPs" are constantly being fuxored up by devs with a new vision for today's gamers. Calling it "Black Isle" without any of the original members... I ain't falling for that nostalgia BS any more. Brevik was right. The people behind a game matter.

 
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27. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 20:36 Julio
 
Quick get the kickstarter link up Herve!  
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26. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 20:13 Stormsinger
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 15:53:
What IPs do they own? Um, none.
What difference would it make? IPs have diddly squat to do with the quality of a game.
 
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25. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 18:46 NKD
 
Freespace space sim/RPG? Please? Please?

*wakes up*
 
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24. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 16:19 RollinThundr
 
nin wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:45:
Reminds me of Infogrames deciding to call themselves Atari decades on, and then talking about their rich history...


Preeety much, I was actually reading the other day that the old Atari Games (this was the coinop division) was actually owned and operated by Namco for all those years. Kinda blew my mind having not realizing at a young age that the Arcade and home divisions of Atari were two totally separate entities. Though I think Midway ended up with alot of the rights to some of Atari Games old coin ops, never did figure out how that happened.
 
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23. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 16:19 PHJF
 
Hey, the first, oh, third or so of Lionheart was awesome.

Fuck no, it wasn't! The game was terrible from the outset. After the "Oh, sweet, I'm questing for LEONARDO DA VINCI!" bit the game was bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, mainly owing to the craptacular combat.
 
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22. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 15:53 Cutter
 
What IPs do they own? Um, none.
 
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21. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 15:47 nin
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 15:45:
Where is deger? Here is something PERFECT for him.

He said something about "nap time on the mats". Sorry.


 
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20. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 15:45 The Half Elf
 
Where is deger? Here is something PERFECT for him.  
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19. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 15:16 Evil Timmy
 
that pile of crap Lionheart

Hey, the first, oh, third or so of Lionheart was awesome. Clever quests and setting, good variety in combat and enemies, just filled with good ideas. None of which made it into the super-grindy last half+ of the game, which was one dungeon crawl after the next. The devs obviously had something great in the works before crunch time hit and they had to churn out all the later levels. With another six months properly funded, they could have had a genuine hit, but clearly that's not what we ended up with. Yet another great game claimed by Interplay's (and by that, I completely and entirely mean the Caen brothers) spectacularly inept flailings as heads of a game publisher.
 
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18. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 14:32 Ozmodan
 
Considering Interplay is bordering on the brink of insolvency, this sounds like more of a marketing ploy than anything else.  
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17. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 14:24 Stanly Manly
 
As much as these details sicken me, I still can't help but hold out a modicum of hope for a good RPG to be made here. If... and that is a huge *if*... a game actually gets released, I'll judge it on its own merits.  
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16. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 14:18 Trevellian
 
Prez wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 14:10:
Trevellian wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 12:01:
This shit is fucking hilarious

"Sad" would have been more my word of choice...

Well it's obviously sad. But it's also hilarious that he thinks 1 single person is going to think it's the same Black Isle or buy anything it makes knowing the truth.
 
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15. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 14:10 Prez
 
Trevellian wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 12:01:
This shit is fucking hilarious

"Sad" would have been more my word of choice...
 
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14. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 13:30 ^Drag0n^
 
"Wait, guys...I got this idea. Let's make like we're reviving IP, then we'll sell rights to someone else. Then, we'll start a game of our own in a different genre in the same universe, and sue them over breach of contract, settle out of court. PROFIT!"

Oh, wait.
 
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13. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 13:20 nin
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 12:40:
Hyatus wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:52:
I'm sure there will be a kickstarter for this just around the corner.
I look forward to not contributing, and to badmouthing it at every opportunity.

Give then a $1 and you can bitch in the KS thread. I heard of folks doing that during the Sam Spade (think it was, the LSL knock off with Al's "involvement") KS...

 
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12. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 12:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hyatus wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:52:
I'm sure there will be a kickstarter for this just around the corner.
I look forward to not contributing, and to badmouthing it at every opportunity.
 
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11. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 12:01 Trevellian
 
This shit is fucking hilarious  
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