Big Huge Games, developers of several real-time strategy games such as Rise of Nations, announced this week that they will be working on an as yet unnamed RPG and that they've added a big name to their roster for this project. This big name is none other than Ken Rolston, lead designer for Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which has won numerous awards in the past year. In an interesting twist, it was also revealed that the RPG would be for a console.
"A chance to work on a Big Huge Game with Big Huge Games? Who could resist?" remarked Rolston. "I had planned to retire and rest on my laurels after Oblivion, but Tim and his army of visionary charmers came along with a strikingly original and cunning concept for a console RPG... so now Iím back in the harness and chomping at the bit!"
Rolston has been in the RPG industry since the 1980s when he worked on pen-and-paper RPGs including Paranoia, which won him the H.G. Wells Award for Best Role-playing Game in 1985. He has since worked on several PC RPGs and adventure games.