Obsidian Entertainment - Role in Skyforge Development
Chris Avellone has clarified the studio's role in the development of the Russian MMO Skyforge with Eurogamer. Obsidian isn't actually working on the project just helping Allods on a "Westernised" translated version.
"We're helping the developers in Russia assemble an American team to do the Westernised version of it," he told me at scrumptious UK game show Rezzed 2013 last weekend.
"It's not Obsidian's staff that's actually working on the game, but what we're doing is we know developers in the area that are familiar with this type of game; we can help you assemble a team, give you office space to work on that, provide the IT support, give design advice if necessary.
"But, overall, we know people that can help you guys out, so we'll assemble a small group at Obsidian to do it, and then we'll just go from there."