Key Exec at Fallout, Star Wars Dev Obsidian Quits

"Life is short, and the ideas keep growing."


Chris Avellone, one of the founders of Fallout: New Vegas and Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic II developer Obsidian Entertainment, has left the company.

Chris Avellone
Chris Avellone

He shared the news today on Twitter, further explaining in a statement to Eurogamer that he's leaving to take on a new challenge. "Life is short, and the ideas keep growing," he said.

Avellone was a founding member of Obsidian in 2003. He came to Obsidian from Black Isle, where he worked on Fallout 2 and many other role-playing games.

Most recently, he was the creative director/chief creative officer/co-owner of Obsidian.

The developer, based in Irvine, California, launched South Park: The Stick of Truth and Wasteland 2 in 2014, followed by Pillars of Eternity earlier this year.

Obsidian is currently working on a tank-based MMO called Armored Warfare.

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