News: Robert Jordan's massive fantasy series to be developed by the RPG masters.
Red Eagle Games has announced they've partnered with Obsidian Entertainment (the team behind the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas) to bring their game based on Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series to life. The company also revealed that the untitled game is in development on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Red Eagle has said in the past that they are interested in creating a series of games based on the series, so its likely the first game will be based on the first book, The Eye of the World. This becomes even more likely when you realize that Red Eagle Games is also working with Universal to create a movie based on the book.
"Although Red Eagle Games is both a game producer and publisher, as a new company, we quickly recognized that we could benefit from supplementing small in-house technical and creative teams with a proven third party developer," said Larry Mondragon, Chief Operating Officer of Red Eagle Games. "Our alliance with Obsidian Entertainment is a perfect fit and will greatly improve the quality, cost and time-to-market for the first-generation of our Wheel of Time games."
"The Wheel of Time is one of the greatest and well-received fantasy series of all time," said Chris Avellone, Chief Creative Officer of Obsidian Entertainment. "Games set in Robert Jordan's universe have the chance to deliver on the epic storylines and the complex characters that the series is known for - and this is one of Obsidian's strengths. It's a natural fit."
No other details about the game, or a tentative release date for that matter, were revealed. We'll have more soon.