Obsidian logoMaybe he collapsed under the weight of expectations for designing such an important sequel, or got burned out from all the press interviews a few weeks ago. It could just be the old "creative differences" dilemma (or maybe even an early April fool). Whatever the case, the Neverwinter Nights 2 official forums and Neverwinter Nights 2 News are reporting that Ferret Baudoin has indeed left the building, and Obsidian has a new lead designer in J. E. Sawyer.

Will this delay NWN 2's projected Q3 release? As if Atari didn't have enough to worry about.

[via GameBanshee]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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