Double Fines Kickstarter success may lead to Planescape Torment sequel

first_imgLast week Tim Schafer’s Double Fine studio caused a stir by asking for $400,000 on Kickstarter and receiving over $1 million in under 24 hours. The current total is $1,677,888 with 29 days still to go.Double Fine’s success has been watched by other games developers, and the first to react is Obsidian Entertainment. Obsidian has a great resume when it comes to released games. Fallout: New Vegas and Dungeon Siege III are two of their more recent releases, but Neverwinter Nights 2 and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 also feature in their past.Obsidian have decided to put the feelers out for funding a game through Kickstarter. Through a post on their forums, the developer has suggested player-supported funding means certain genre of games definitely aren’t dead, and sequels that otherwise wouldn’t happen possibly could.The suggestion has certainly got gamers talking, and an RPG seems to be topping the bill for most requested game. Although Neverwinter and Star Wars demonstrate Obsidian have the talent and experience to deliver such a game, it’s another title that brings with it the most excitement.The reason for the excitement is Chris Avellone, Creative Director at Obsidian. Before Obsidian he worked at Black Isle Studios and was lead developer on Planescape: Torment. The suggestion now is we could see a sequel of sorts to that game. Even if it’s not a direct sequel, a game similar in spirit to PT is sure to go down very well with RPG fans and would certainly get a lot of funding through Kickstarter. Avellone’s credentials for creating any RPG are second to none considering he is credited on the Icewind Dale games, Fallout 2, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, and Champions of Norrath.For now the idea of Obsidian using Kickstarter to fund an independent title is just that: an idea. But if you want to encourage them and make a suggestion, then head on over to the Obsidian forum and get posting. Alternatively, if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about this Planescape: Torment, why not spend $10 and try playing it.More at Obsidian’s forums, via Eurogamer.netlast_img read more