Pardon me, I'm having a moment of nerd rage:
Reading up on Fallout: New Vegas
(I am finally able to play and am LOVING it), I am SO DAMN TIRED of seeing people say,
"That damn Obsidian! I bet the creators of Van Buren would have made the latest Fallout game SO MUCH better!"
(Van Buren was the unreleased, unfinished original "Fallout 3" that Black Isle Studios would have made had Interplay not imploded.)
Effectively, the creators of Van Buren ARE in fact the creators of Fallout: New Vegas
(specifically, amongst other shared staff, Josh Sawyer
was lead designer on both).
It does NOT take a lot of Google fu to discover that the people who founded and led Obsidian were some of the major movers and shakers at Black Isle (J.E. Sawyer, Chris Avellone, Feargus Urquhart, and many more). The WHOLE REASON why Obsidian developing FNV was such exciting news was because THEY ARE, EFFECTIVELY, THE ORIGINAL CREATORS OF FALLOUT. They just have a different name.
(I think I also heard someone once say, "Man, can you imagine how good Neverwinter Nights 2
could have been if it was written by the same people as Planescape: Torment
? *facepalm* Of course Torment was better, but still...