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People News Colin McComb has joined Larian Studios

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 16, 2018.

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    When will Sawyer join up too?
     
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    Codex 2014
    From 2015: http://www.rpgcodex.net/article.php?id=9855

    So if this plan was going accordingly (seemingly not entirely: they were reportedly cooking up two RPGs at the time but we only got D:OS 2), will Quebec have its own title from now?

    (That which headed by the celebrated Canadian RPG developers Mike Laidlaw and David Gaider of course!)

     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Someone need to stop these evil corporations. They will control everything. Larian studios in the path to become an evil MMO conglomerate.
     
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    Seconded!
    I fully intend to dive into DOS2 again and persevere despite artifical staged combat and always slightly off camera, but something new would be great.
     
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    Given I still like DOS2 (despite the fucking initiative shit) and consider Larian the best non-indie RPG studio atm, Gavin news was genuinely nice to hear, but this seems like a rapid bloat, and that's never good, especially with McComb hardly passing as valuable asset.
     
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    Divinity: Original Sin 2
    wasn't DOS and kickstarter just a "get me out of jail" card after failing hard with divinity 2?

    I mean, they are obviously going to try to make again Larian a bethesda alike the moment they can. They tried it before, they will try it again.

    I give them 4 years before we starting to hear "no, is not dumbed down, we just streamlined it, but the new game is as depth as the older ones!"
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Best of luck to them both. No more PnP label forcing them into a box - they'll probably do well.

    :greatjob:
     
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    Divinity 2 had some issues, especially before they got to do the Dragon Knight Saga re-release with Focus Home Interactive, but I don't think it was a failure.
     
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    Colin deserved a second, second chance. Good for him
     
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    Larian seems to be on good terms with WotC, so I'd rate them the most likely of any major studio to develop an official D&D CRPG. The D:OS engine should also work well as a base for a D&D game.
    Maybe an official sequel to Planescape: Torment?
    :martini:
     
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    As if the SJW Cancer in D:OS2 wasn't enough, Colon McCuck joins for more cuckoldry
     
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    Nah, they will probably try to reach for a Bioware fanbase, now that BW itself is dead. D: OS 2 was already obnoxiously clear about that (still have mental scars after that one time when my character accidentally gave skeleton a blowjob - wtf Larian, I've never asked for this)
    Eh, maybe that's a good thing. At least it will keep these people distracted. Before Larian gets bought by EA. And shot.
     
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    Narrative design is different to a 'writer' proper. It's a writer specialisation that's about 'higher level' stuff, you could say.

    A writer generally speaking, generates content, and that might be on a micro or macro level. They might be given say a character, area or a plot to write, for example. Not always that straightforward, but easy to define as a dev role.

    A narrative designer though - they might look at all the game elements that contribute to the story, e.g. gameplay mechanics, art, sound etc, or look at the cast to maintain thematic consistency, emotional impact, tone, mechanics, and possibly acting as a bridge between multiple disciplines to achieve those goals. They usually write a fair bit too. The role can vary a bit depending on the genre, or from studio to studio, depending on the idiosyncracies of how responsibilities are metered out within teams.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    No more Black Hounds please. PnP labels are ticking time-bombs. If they aren't riddled with some evangelist drool, they'll start encroaching on success.

    In-house is the way to go.

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    This is the correct analogy. Specifically, Larian are now what BioWare was in 2001 - the undisputed kings of isometric roleplaying. With the fairly underwhelming commercial reception of PoE2, it's clear that no other model comes close. Expect clones, lots of clones.
     
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    Cass Khaw is a heckuva recruiter for Larian!


    Also, I sort of feel like the cRPG designer community is like the medieval English aristocracy with the endless cross marriages and so forth -- Bioware and Interplay cross licensing, Obsidian employees working on contract with inXile, inXile writers being settled in Ireland. It's interesting and heartening that the isometric RPG devs all help each other rather than competing to the bitter end.
     
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    And now we await the inevitable fall from grace. They are in a good place right now, but so were BioWare back then...
     
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    Looks to me like the top potato enjoyed too much vodka and hookers.
     
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    Bye Larian!

    :M
     
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    Whatever we think of Colin I'm sure we can all agree there had better not be any fucking elves in that new project.
     
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    Honestly the RPS guy is more of a kiss of death than Colin. I don't know what Larian is thinking, but they might as well hire homeless guys from the park, they have greater credentials.
     
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