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Obsidian has lost one of its cofounders.

Chris Avellone has left Obsidian Entertainment, a studio where he was creative director. He helped create notable role-playing games like Neverwinter Nights 2 and Wasteland 2. He was also a designer for Knights of the Old Republic 2 and the senior designer for Fallout: New Vegas. He confirmed his departure in a tweet:

He later clarified that while the whole Hogwarts thing was a joke (surprising, we know), he was serious about leaving Obsidian.


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Chris Avellone cofounded Obsidian Entertainment in 2003 after the closure of Interplay’s Black Isle Studios, where he had worked on role-playing game classics like Icewind Dale and Planescape: Torment.

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