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People News Colin McComb and Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie have left inXile

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 10, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Colin McComb; Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie; InXile Entertainment

    Something is happening at inXile Entertainment. Within the space of a month, the studio has quietly lost both Colin McComb and Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie, the two principal writers on Torment: Tides of Numenera. Both announced their departures on Twitter:


    This is weird because Gavin was supposed to be lead writer for Wasteland 3, and both he and Colin featured prominently in the game's Fig pitch video. Of the three developers "recruited" by Brian Fargo in that video, George Ziets is now the last man standing, with inXile mainstay Nathan Long and recently hired ironic cannibal Cassandra Khaw presumably replacing Gavin and Colin in their roles as writers. Gavin has since announced that he's moving to Ireland to join Swen Vincke's growing Larian empire. Where Colin will go after this is still unknown.
     
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    Yes, it's so weird that a studio would get rid of two terrible writers after the game they were in charge of turned out to be an unmitigated commercial disaster. Not that the rest of InXile's writers are anything to write home about (with the exception of Ziets).
     
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    But you see, it didn't, they stayed on for over a year afterwards. Not like say, Adam Heine who got the boot immediately.
     
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  7. Bohr Erudite

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    Hmmmmm. Definitely won't miss McComb, hopefully he can move on to a stable career writing for inflight magazines or something. Will always be interested in what Ziets is doing though.

    Don't care about that bland Gavin character.

    PS: Typo "Gavin and Golin in their roles as writers"
     
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    Should've been Colin McGone. :fuuyeah:
     
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    <Edginess of a melon>

    But yeah. After such a promising entry, Colin kind of fizzled out. Not gonna lie, but his work and vision for Tworment were really terrible. But still, knowing how all the bigwigs have turned out to be hacks recently, except Avellone, I guess, it was not a surprise.
     
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    T:ToN had an actual Butt Pirate in it. Everyone who wrote for that game should have been fired.
     
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    I'm gonna guess 4 pages in.
     
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    Hey, that's a good idea. McComb seems to have his head so far up his own ass, we can probably trick him that we believe he's this creative genius wronged by bad people and get him to spill some beans about the development.

    Get on it, Inflamatron.
     
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    Haven't played Tworment, is it really that bad? I thought McComb was good, given that he co-wrote the original?
     
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    Colin McComb co-wrote the original Torment in the sense that he was responsible for its weakest parts.
     
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    Clearly making way to let Monty step in and take over.

    One can hope.
     
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    Yikes. I hope inXile at least last to release their final two games. Torment was weak, but I liked Wastland 2 enough to be interested in their two upcoming plot-limited combat games. My only hope is that they are doing this to tighten up the team, as I understand it they are all spread all over the globe in some dumb manner.

    Losing more and more faith in Larian as time goes on. They seem to be hiring a million not very good writers to supply PoE1-syle word vomit.
     
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    Think it's a different case with inXile, there was two ships, one sunk, the other is still afloat.
    At face value both W2 and TTON were at odds by their very nature. Wasteland is in-house, satirical, self-deprecating and doesn't care for political correctness. Whereas Monte Cook expects Numenera to be treated as a holy text...

    Wasteland 3 can't have people like that working on it, they'd implode.


     
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