JE Sawyer to work at Obsidian

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    JE Sawyer, former Fallout dev best known for his work on the Van Buren project, is now going to work at Obsidian alongside other former Fallout devs like MCA:<blockquote>Friday is actually my last day at Midway.
    So is gaunlet done then Sawyer?
    Nope.
    I am going to work for Obsidian, starting Monday.

    Can you tell us what you'll be working on, or is it a MYSTARY (sry, couldn't resist)?
    Neverwinter Nights 2.</blockquote>NWN 2, huh? Well...uhm...great? Nah

    Link: thread quoted from on Mistress' Lair

    Spotted at RPGCodex via DaC, plus thanks to Briosafreak
     
  2. Jora

    Jora First time out of the vault

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    Nov 7, 2003
    Are you sure you don't mean Obsidian ? :lol:
     
  3. Corith

    Corith Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2004
    Re: JE Sawyer to work at Oblivion

    I'm green with envy . . .I wish I could get on with Obsidian
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yes, I'm sure

    /not drunk

    (thanks)
     
  5. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    Gasp! Are you secretly trying to tell us that Obsidian will be making FO3 using Bethesdas Oblivion engine?!!?!?
    Gasp!
    :mrgreen:
     
  6. Gnidrologist

    Gnidrologist Wasted

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    Jul 15, 2004
    Heh, Kharn must've been Bethesdas fanboy for a very long time to make such suspicious typos. :D

    Anyway, I hope Sawyer's siding with Obsidian is just the start of rare decent RPG dev team (I underline - I hope)

    Tim, Leo, wheeere aaare yooou, jooohoooo...
     
  7. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
  8. Macaco

    Macaco Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 13, 2004
    I really wish obsidian could reach independent financial success like bethesda, so they could stop making sequel's for Bioware's worst games (not that bioware's games are that awful, i just think they used to be better)
     
  9. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Obsidian`s next game won`t be a sequel of any kind. They already have a forum for it and all, but be warned that it will be a console only release.
     
  10. Fallacy

    Fallacy First time out of the vault

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    Jul 15, 2004
  11. greatatlantic

    greatatlantic It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 29, 2005
    What is the Obsidian's unannounced New Jersey project? It's...

    AutumnAbsent: Fraternity of Metal Alloy.
     
  12. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    But...I don't like Mistress' Place.

    *fine*



    But...but...but...I can't quote or credit SA, I'll be fucking with their precious dev users if I do. They'll attack me.

    OH NOEZ, TEH WRATH OF THE SA UBERNERDS
     
  13. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Is the reason their first original product will be on consoles only because they aren't financially stable enough to win support for a pc only game? Or is the company simply eerie of going pc only?
     
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    No, it's because that's what Bioware tells them to do
     
  15. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    You should have done it, Kharn, so we could have SA people coming here to inform us that there's a disclaimer hidden in an alt-text in the product details for item #227 in the SA hentai store, which reads: "You Should Not Fuck with J.E. Sawyer's Livelihood by Quoting Him, Paraphrasing Him or Otherwise Acknowledging His Existence."
     
  16. Chromosome 25

    Chromosome 25 First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2004
    PC games are much easier and cheaper to dev than console games. Console game development requires substantial investment in tools, technology and hardware, so it is not the easier route by any means. You can't dev a console game anyway without the approval of the console manufacturer.

    BTW, Tim Donley is now at Obsidian...
     
  17. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Fallout2 Timothy Donley?
     
  18. Chromosome 25

    Chromosome 25 First time out of the vault

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    Jun 21, 2004
    Yup. Spent last 3 years as a producer at Sony.
     
  19. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Thanks, it`s hard to keep track of former Fallout people these days.


    Odin get an interview, please?