Bad news for Fallout lovers:
Black Isle Studios Closing Its Doors
Bad news for RPG lovers everywhere, as it seems Interplay has shut down Black Isle Studios. Damien Foletto, one of the designers at Black Isle posted a message in the Interplay forums, stating that "[yesterday] was my last day at the (former) BIS, as it was for my whole team."
Black Isle, who published engrossing RPG's including Fallout and Baldur's Gate, has been in trouble recently due to the financial troubles of Interplay and key members leaving the company. In addition, there have been some legal disputes over the Dungeons & Dragons name, causing a future D&D title in development to be cancelled.
Although Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will be released in January, there will also no longer be a Fallout 3. It's a real shame, since the company, as Foletto put it, "were all avid gamers and wanted to make the PC games that not only we wanted to play, but also the fans."