Planescape: Torment is one of the most revered RPGs ever created. Could there ever be another one? Obsidian’s Chris Avellone would like make a Planescape sequel – but it’d be different to Torment, he says.
Obsidian’s Chris Avellone has a hell of a CV. On it are some of the greatest RPGs that have ever been released – and towards the head of that pack is Planescape: Torment, a beautiful epic of a game that, despite dated mechanics, still stands head and shoulders above most titles in the storytelling department.
Would Avellone like to make another Planescape one day?
“Torment 2, no,” he said. “Planescape 2, yes.”
Avellone revealed that during his time at Interplay, there was at one point a new Planescape game planned. “Not Torment, but an action title like King’s Field in the same universe,” he said.
Avellone would be interested in rekindling a variety of old projects, in fact – despite the fact that, to his knowledge, New Vegas will have been his final Fallout game.
“I’d always work on Fallout, and Icewind Dale was always fun because no one took it too seriously and even the campaign setting was a little more relaxed than the rest of the Forgotten Realms,” he said in an interview with Nightmare Mode.
“Icewind Dale 2, especially, I thought was totally nuts in terms of flow and level design, but the designers at Black Isle had fun making it.
“We took that principle into Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues to see what people would come up with, and in my opinion, it worked. There’s plenty of variety in the locations for folks to check out and explore.”