Chris Avellone’s name has been stamped on pretty much all of my favorite games for the last 15 years, so it was pretty hard for me to act like a normal human during this interview. I still tried to not preen.
After the cameras turned off, we had a brief talk about Tie Fighter. It turns out that Chris is a big fan of the game, and he took it upon himself to apologize for the lack of another game like it. As an industry figurehead who can humbly apologize for his own industry’s shortcoming, and as one who supports modding, lower budgets and increased depth and complexity, Avellone is the kind of developer we need to see more of.