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Obsidian General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Duraframe300, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    List of Obsidian projects:

    1. Delaware - Knights of the Old Republic II
    2. Pennsylvania - Neverwinter Nights 2
    3. New Jersey - Dwarfs
    4. Georgia - Alpha Protocol
    5. Connecticut - Aliens: Crucible
    6. Massachusetts - Mask of the Betrayer
    7. Maryland - Dungeon Siege III
    8. South Carolina - Storm of Zehir
    9. New Hampshire - Fallout: New Vegas
    10. Virginia - Cancelled XBLA Action-RPG
    11. New York - South Park: The Stick of Truth
    12. North Carolina - Stormlands
    14. Vermont - Tyranny
    15. Kentucky - Prey 2
    16. Tennessee - Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
    17. Ohio - Armored Warfare
    18. Louisiana - Pillars of Eternity 2
    19. Indiana - Cain/Boyarsky RPG

    Smaller projects:

    3. Trenton - Pillars of Eternity

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    With the hire of Ken Le Saint as a 3D Artist (Portfolio: Here) Obsidian is back at 120 people according to Linkedin (Which isn't too accurate, but a good measurment for hiring people). With this they are back at around pre-march layoffs 2012 level that cost 20-30 people their jobs (Including resident George Ziets).

    And apparently in a better finiancial situation too, considering they have a full workload at the moment (SP, Next-Gen RPG, Project: Eternity, russian money from the services provided for Skyforge).

    :mca:

    :yeah:
     
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  2. abnaxus Arcane

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  3. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    You just jinxed it by posting this thread, jerk.
     
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  4. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Layoffs incoming in 5,4,3,2...
     
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    But can they recover from last year's big playoffs?
     
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  6. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    If they sever all ties to shit publishers like EA and focus on kickstarter games, they'll be fine.
     
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  7. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    120 employees and only Kickstarter.... does not compute.
     
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  8. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    I could be a betting man and claim that one kickstarter would yield them more profits than making a game for a publisher. They got nearly 4 million from that one kickstarter project.

    What's to stop them from having other kickstarter projects?
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It's not exactly an achievement to make more than zero profit.

    BTW Obsidian has never actually worked with EA
     
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  10. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    If there is indeed an influx of publisher interest in old school cRPG's, I wouldn't mind Obsidian trying out that path. Not for a bunch of sequels or spiritual successors, though, but rather something new (where there is less novelty value to fish buck from KS).
     
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  11. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    120 employees, relying only on KS money AND solely original IP? Does not compute even more.
     
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  12. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    What? I didn't say that?

    Just that I wouldn't mind seeing them make an old school cRPG (that isn't a sequel) with a publisher .
     
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  13. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    That clearly didn't stop me from reading it! QUIT BEING CONFUSING!!!

    (Seriously sorry, a reading comprehension fail on my part)
     
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  14. ColCol Arcane

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    The way karma works you now ensured something worse will happen than just future layoffs, like a plane will crash into their building or some shit. Sawyer will survive of course because dying is such a human thing and he will go on to create the bicycle racing rpg he always wanted.
     
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  15. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    MCA should actually survive that and then spend two days wandering aimlessly around the crash site, missing all the rescue workers and dying of exposure.
     
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  16. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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  17. ColCol Arcane

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    He probably be relieved that he doesn't have to play Arcanum anymore.
     
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  19. Destroid Arcane

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    At 120 employees I'm sure their burn rate can't be far off (or in excess of) 1 million USD per month, they would need to do a lot of kickstarters to last until Eternity is finished.
     
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  20. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    What?

    If the average salary at Obsidian is 50,000, that would be $6,000,000 per year to pay the employees. So, that 3 mill could cover them for a good 5-6 months.

    We're also not taking into account any of their own assets they may have saved up to help them weather tough economic times. I doubt Obsidian needs all 120 people working on that game.
     
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  21. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    We actually already know that Obsidian has a burn rate of around one million per month. Duraframe300 or Roguey can locate the quote.
     
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  22. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    Rent. Utilities. Taxes. Other expenses. Come on.
     
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  23. Cosmic Misogynerd Self-Ejected Patron

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    Is Derpaframe300 an unofficial Obsidian's spokeperson, or just a dumb obsessed fanboi? He post as a whole Obsidian's Roguey.
     
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  24. Shadenuat Arcane

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    So... when does that South Park RPG come out? :?
     
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