|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Obsidian Entertainment - Rob McGinnis Leaves

Default Obsidian Entertainment - Rob McGinnis Leaves

July 3rd, 2009, 03:37
Lucky Day sends word that Obsidian Assistant Producer and community wrangler Rob McGinnis is leaving the company. Here's his post:
Well, it's been a fun ride. This Thursday, July 2nd, will be my last day at Obsidian Entertainment.

I have truly enjoyed my last three years working with the NWN2 community. Thanks to everyone that have made this such an enjoyable experience.

I will continue to lurk here, as a NWN2 player, so I won't be far away.

Matt Rorie, and others will be popping in here to keep an eye on things after I am gone.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.
More information.

-= RPGWatch =-
Dhruin is offline

Dhruin

Dhruin's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch
Super Moderator
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 11,968

Default 

July 3rd, 2009, 03:37
His leaving is generating a lot of speculation. Its be said before on other events but this may be the beginning of the end of NWN2.

One of the reasons I think is because I've never seen company forum guy as good as Rob before and I'm not even a big fan of the sequel. Bioware's approach was a lot more scattershot with devs coming in when they felt like it (which was still nice to see) and many other company liaisons aren't necessarily fans of the game they are liaisoning on. Rob actually explained why things happened the way they did at OE and though some of his answers were necessarily political I think he made an honest attempt to bridge the divide between dev and fan IMO.

Rob McGinnis
Brandon Adler and Matt Singh will be taking over the coordination and building of the patches. Matt Rorie will be handling the forums.
much of the speculation (and that's all it is at this point) is that Rob has jumped ship to Atari's developer for NWNOnline.

http://nwn2forums.bioware.com/forums…4197&forum=109

Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
Lucky Day is offline

Lucky Day

Lucky Day's Avatar
Daywatch

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Uncanny Valley
Posts: 3,220

Default 

July 9th, 2009, 23:21
well this is not a good sign:

Matthew Rorie - Obsidian Marketing/PR Producer -

NWN2 speculations

I come by now and then and intend to post where I can. I'll be up front and admit that I don't have Rob's technical knowledge of NWN2, though, so my role will likely be more limited than his was, at least on the forums.
at least he's being honest.

http://nwn2forums.bioware.com/forums…4197&forum=109

Developer of The Wizard's Grave Android game. Discussion Thread:
http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22520
Lucky Day is offline

Lucky Day

Lucky Day's Avatar
Daywatch

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: The Uncanny Valley
Posts: 3,220

Default 

July 9th, 2009, 23:59
Brandon Adler and Matt Singh have both been in the NWN2 mirc channel since Rob left (Rob also stopped by briefly to say hi), so it seems they plan to continue to support the game at least.
Starwars is offline

Starwars

Watchdog

#4

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 224
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Obsidian Entertainment - Rob McGinnis Leaves
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:52.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch