PC RPG developer Black Isle Studios has been shut down by Interplay. Despite success in the late 90s with the Baldur's Gate and Fallout series, recent setbacks have proven to be too much for BIS and Interplay to handle.
Many of the studio's most regarded workers, such as producer Feargus Urqhart, have recently left the studio. Furthmore, BIS's Dungeons & Dragons title was cancelled due to legal disputes with D&D rightsholders, Wizards of the Coast, and legality issues also occured with VU Games, resulting in console RPGs Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II being pushed back to next January. Interplay has lost approximately $20 million USD so far this year, making it harder for them to cope with the delays.