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George Ziets leaving Obsidian (again) (Layoffs related?)

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Think this deserves its own thread.

 

From Linkedin

 

Past

Lead Creative Designer at Obsidian Entertainment

Lead Writer / Quest Developer at Zenimax Online Studios

Lead Creative Designer at Obsidian Entertainment

 

:(

 

I truly think that Ziets surpassed even Avellone in some areas regarding video game writing. It's like a dream-team split apart and I really hope that Ziets lands a job in a team that caters to his talents.

 

(I even more hope that I'm completly wrong and he just changed positions or something like that, damnit. Though it seems unlikely as it just fits too well.)

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Maybe he's now at Zenimax Online again? IIRC Chris L'Etoile is there too.

 

I noticed recently in the Dungeon Siege 3 forcum section that George Ziets was no longer marked as Obsidian developer, but thought it was a forum issue...


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I loved his work in MotB (probably my favorite Obsidian game, tbh) and DS3. Gotta say that I didn't have much interest in DS but his lore entries actually made me want to learn more about the DS universe.

 

If he's not with Obsidian anymore...so sad to see him go.

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"Past".

Mmmmh, maybe he just got a new position.

 

Unlikely though as he hasn't adjusted a new title but removed the old. Also what virumor said about his forum account. :(

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This is true. I am no longer with Obsidian...

 

All the best and the fans miss you. Will closly watch everything you do in the future. :)

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I think "Crap" would be the best and most eloquent way to demonstrate my feelings at this moment.

That's sad, I loved your work on MotB. Besides, Obsidian always felt like the best company to allow writers to shine.

 

I hope your next position will permit you to make good use of your excellent writing.

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Dammit, not the kinda news I want to see first thing after I woke up :/


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This just goes to show you all what I have been saying for sometime now. If you trust person whose last name is shorter than their first first name, all you're going to get is heartache.

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This just goes to show you all what I have been saying for sometime now. If you trust person whose last name is shorter than their first first name, all you're going to get is heartache.

I wish you'd told me this a couple of years ago, it would have saved me a lot of trouble.

 

Also, my best wishes on all future endeavours.


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I think I'll actually swing by. I've always thought you were ridiculously talented in video game storytelling, you bastard! lol

 

You swine! Karate rap. hahaha Oh well, you got me. Still, good luck in the future, no matter where you end up. I think you worked on.... LotRO or one of the MMORPG titles. I don't know if that's where you go, but you'll undoubtedly do a good job no matter where it it is.

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Well, crap.


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Thank you for the kind words, guys. I will miss the people at Obsidian, and our fans as well. :)

 

Also, if you feel like chatting about Obsidian games, the industry, or whatever, feel free to swing by my (newly created) Formspring page: http://www.formspring.me/GZiets. I

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Where's George's Obsidian VIP tag that all former employees get when they leave?!


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Seems like Obsidian really has trouble establishing a stable working environment. Maybe it's better for them to become super-small like inXile and only make Kickstarter games now, since it seems more games are getting canceled than released.

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Sigh. I is sad. :(

 

Good luck on future endeavors.


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Reading this made me sad. I always thought Obsidian was a perfect match for him.

 

I hope to see more projects from you in the future.

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