Interplay bringing Black Isle Studios?

Fallout studio appears to be rising from its grave

A website, Twitter account and Facebook profile for defunct RPG developer Black Isle Studios have appeared online, suggesting the Fallout and Icewind Dale developer could be making a return.


The website is registered to Interplay Entertainment and its current CEO Herve Caen, and reads: "Our goal has always been to make the world's best RPGs. Black Isle Studios is back."

The Facebook profile was updated yesterday with a cover photo featuring characters from Planescape Torment and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2. The Twitter profile remains inactive.

Interplay founder Brian Fargo has responded to the suggestion that Black Isle is being resurrected on Twitter: "I just read that Interplay is bringing back Black Isle. Hmmm... Not enough info for me to comment."

Following the collapse of Black Isle, studio head Feargus Urquhart founded Obsidian Entertainment and took along the majority of his colleagues.

Earlier this year Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media secured the rights to a Fallout MMO following a lengthy legal dispute with Interplay.