Obsidian Entertainment Working on The Wheel of Time RPGs

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Any time Obsidian Entertainment is attached to a new RPG project, it’s worth taking note. So today’s revelation that Red Eagle Games has signed on with Obsidian Entertainment to help develop a new series of RPGs based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy novel series, The Wheel of Time, should be enough to have RPG and Obsidian fans frothing at the mouth.

Obsidian is working closely with Red Eagle’s in-house development team on the creation of The Wheel of Time games for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, with EA set to handle worldwide retail distribution. Beyond that, however, specific game details remain a mystery.

Read on as Obsidian and Red Eagle share their excitement about the partnership…

“The development team at Obsidian Entertainment has demonstrated time and again that they can successfully blend storytelling with technology to craft a superior RPG game experience,” said Rick Selvage, Chief Executive Officer of Red Eagle Games. “Obsidian Entertainment is the ideal development partner to help Red Eagle Games take Jordan’s beloved characters from the printed page to exciting new forms of interactive media.”

“Obsidian Entertainment is thrilled with this opportunity to work with Red Eagle Games in developing games based upon The Wheel of Time series,” said Feargus Urquhart, Chief Executive Officer of Obsidian Entertainment. “The Wheel of Time is a rich universe that lends itself to incredible gaming possibilities.”

“Although Red Eagle Games is both a game producer and publisher, as a new company, we quickly recognized that we could benefit from supplementing small in-house technical and creative teams with a proven third party developer,” said Larry Mondragon, Chief Operating Officer of Red Eagle Games. “Our alliance with Obsidian Entertainment is a perfect fit and will greatly improve the quality, cost and time-to-market for the first-generation of our Wheel of Time games.”

“The Wheel of Time is one of the greatest and well-received fantasy series of all time,” said Chris Avellone, Chief Creative Officer of Obsidian Entertainment. “Games set in Robert Jordan’s universe have the chance to deliver on the epic storylines and the complex characters that the series is known for – and this is one of Obsidian’s strengths. It’s a natural fit.”

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