It would appear that Carbine Studios
is down one great talent, as the studio's former Design Director, Fallout
designer Tim Cain
, has departed for greener pastures. The news was discovered via Cain's Linkedin account, confirming rumors of his departure that abounded over the summer. Greener pastures, in this case, means Obsidian Entertainment, which is perhaps best-known for Neverwinter Nights 2, Knights of The Old Republic 2
, and Fallout: New Vegas
. The studio is currently working on a game based on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time book series.
While it's unknown whether or not Cain will be returning to his old stomping grounds of the Fallout
universe, it would be considerably apropos. As for Carbine, it remains to be seen who will replace Cain in the position of Design Director, but here's to hoping it's someone who can do justice to the promising sci-fi MMO.