WS design director Tim Cain joins Obsidian Entertainment

Tim Cain

It would appear that Carbine Studios is down one great talent, as the studio’s former Design Director, Fallout designer Tim Cain, has departed for greener pastures. The news was discovered via Cain’s Linkedin account, confirming rumors of his departure that abounded over the summer. Greener pastures, in this case, means Obsidian Entertainment, which is perhaps best-known for Neverwinter Nights 2, Knights of The Old Republic 2, and Fallout: New Vegas. The studio is currently working on a game based on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time book series.

While it’s unknown whether or not Cain will be returning to his old stomping grounds of the Fallout universe, it would be considerably apropos. As for Carbine, it remains to be seen who will replace Cain in the position of Design Director, but here’s to hoping it’s someone who can do justice to the promising sci-fi MMO.They’re not my “key devs”; I don’t own them. Although they where pretty high up on the development scale of things to my understanding. You’ll need to comb threw Massively’s archives to find who and what they where if your’re interested. I think you can start with Undead Labs.

As for this Tin Cain, if you read further down the comments below, it looks like he’s moved back to his former team from Fallout now under a different name. Thus, merely moving back in with familiar company. And I’m pretty sure the folks at Carbine can handle it.

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