Black Isle Web Properties Flicker to Life
There’s no solid info on what this means, as Black Isle has been defunct for over five years, and the developer’s star talent has largely moved on to Obsidian Entertainment.
It appears the new company is still related to Interplay Entertainment, according to this blurb from the Facebook page: “Black Isle Studios is a division of Interplay formed to develop and publish high quality role-playing games.”
From that and the website claiming that Black Isle is responsible for the “world’s best RPGs,” it’s pretty clear that whatever Black Isle is, they’ll be developing RPGs.
My guess is that Interplay realized they had some goodwill stored up in the Black Isle name and found a crew of Black Isle fans to take the mantle. My second guess is that all they’ll end up doing is porting extant Black Isle games to mobile, but that’s sort of already happening.
Soooo who knows? Even though I know nothing about it, the prospect of seeing the Black Isle logo on my monitor is exciting, I’m not going to lie. With any luck we’ll see some core, lo-fi experiences out of the new Black Isle like Legend of Grimrock.