Skip to main content

Chris Avellone leaves Obsidian


Chris Avellone, co-founder and creative director at Obsidian Entertainment, announced on Twitter this morning that he has left the company.

"I have officially left Obsidian Entertainment to accept a sudden opening as the Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts," he tweeted. "(The first part is serious, but much love and well wishes to my fellow devs, good folks one and all.)"

Avellone hasn't said what he intends to get up to next, but he was recently involved in the development of Wasteland 2 and FTL: Advanced Edition, and is also taking part in InXile's Torment: Tides of Numenera. Previously, he's worked on Fallout 2, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and Fallout: New Vegas. He co-founded Obsidian in 2003, after departing from Interplay. Interestingly, and almost certainly coincidentally, his fellow former Interplay man Brian Fargo said yesterday that he and Avellone hope to one day revive the long-lost Van Buren project, the last game Avellone worked on at Interplay.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.