There may not be a more 'cult' cult game than Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, at least on PC. The very definition of a flawed gem, it launched unfinished but with its brightest moments still shining through. A couple of official patches later and it was abandoned as the developers, Troika, shut down.
Now, 13 years on, Leonard Boyarsky - one of the founders at Troika - now works at Obsidian, directly with his old cohorts from Vampire. Yesterday they announced Take Two will be publishing the game he is co-directing, which is otherwise a complete mystery. Between Troika and Obsidian, Boyarsky spent ten years at Blizzard helping with Diablo 3, its expansions and patches.
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That's quite the journey, so we asked him about it. See below for all the gossip on the game Vampire could have been, what might have been next for Troika, the original plan for Diablo 3 and why it didn't work, plus what it's like to be back home, working on a traditional RPG. Here's some quick links to the different sections: