Today developer/publisher Red Eagle Games announced that it has partnered up with veteran RPG developer Obsidian Entertainment for the development of games based on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time book series.
For those of you who don’t know Obsidian Entertainment is associated with some of the most critically acclaimed RPGs. In fact the studio employs a large number of industry veterans from Fallout developer Black Isle. Some titles associated with Obsidian are Knights of the Old Republic II, Neverwinter Nights 2, and the upcoming espionage RPG Alpha Protocol.
Larry Mondragon chief operating officer of Red Eagle Games stated, “Although Red Eagle Games is both a game producer and publisher, as a new company, we quickly recognized that we could benefit from supplementing small in-house technical and creative teams with a proven third-party developer.”
Red Eagle CEO Rick Selvage added, “Obsidian Entertainment is the ideal development partner to help Red Eagle Games take Jordan’s beloved characters from the printed page to exciting new forms of interactive media.”
Obsidian’s chief creative officer Chris Avellone said, “Games set in Robert Jordan’s universe have the chance to deliver on the epic storylines and the complex characters that the series is known for – and this is one of Obsidian’s strengths. It’s a natural fit.”
Red Eagle Games was founded in 2008 with the sole intent of creating Wheel of Time products “for all major video game platforms.” In fact both Mondragon and Selvage are serving as producers for a feature film based on the Wheel of Time books for Universal Pictures.
Am I the only fantasy nerd here excited that the Wheel of Time game(s) are being handled by, what I consider to be, one of the best RPG developers out there? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.