Neverwinter Nights 2 Post-Release Interview

Article Index

Eschalon: Book II

Publisher:Atari
Developer:Obsidian Entertainment
Release Date:2006-10-31
Genre:
  • Role-Playing
Platforms: Theme: Perspective:
  • Isometric,Third-Person
Buy this Game: Amazon ebay
Now that Neverwinter Nights 2 has been on store shelves for a couple of months, we thought it would be a good time to check in with the guys at Obsidian Entertainment to see what they think of the community response so far and to find out what their plans are for supporting the sequel in the coming months and years.  Answering our questions this time around is senior producer Ryan Rucinski:


GB: What sort of feedback have you received from the community since the release of Neverwinter Nights 2?

RR: As with the release of any sequel there are positives and negatives. I think the biggest qualm that the customers have had was the beefy system requirements. Even the negative responses are from folks that want NWN2 to be a success and it is our goal to continue supporting it for these people.


GB: Have the folks at BioWare expressed any opinions about the sequel?

RR: They did ask for some copies, so that is a good thing. Bioware has always been supportive of Obsidian and we take their advice and opinions very seriously.


GB: Have you been impressed by the NWN2 modules released by the community so far?

RR: I am definitely impressed by some of the modules out there. We are taking in any issues they may have faced during creation and implementing new features into our patches so that future modders will have an easier time of it.


GB: Are there any particular fan-made projects that have really caught your attention?

RR: I wouldn't know where to begin. Sometimes I am really amazed at the creativity and time it must have taken to generate things we didn't know was even possible. One indivual addressed our water height over multiple tiles by basically making it a texture then putting the water effect on it. They were able make streams down mountains or have flowing lava from a volcano. It was awesome.


GB: What are your plans for supporting NWN2 over the next month, year, and beyond?

RR: Beyond. We don't have a set date but we are continuing to support the title and the fans that purchased this game. I know at the time of this writing we are putting up a patch right now, and working out the plans for the next two patches.


GB: Aside from bug fixes, do you plan on adding any new content (equipment, feats, spells, etc.) in future patches?

RR: We have been doing a bit of that already. It is mainly features though. I don't want to get expectations too high, but we are still creating content, now it is a matter of how and when we want to get it out there.


GB: Looking back, is there anything about the development of Neverwinter Nights 2 that you would have liked to change?

RR: There are always things in development that people would have changed even on the most successful of titles. I personally wish I could have been on the title from its inception - I love watching the creation process.


GB: Were you forced to remove features or cut any content due to cost or time constraints?

RR: Yes... We make sad faces about it all the time. However, we are continuing to work on the game and its patches. We are addressing more and more of the features we wanted to ship with and fixing the OC a bit.
Bastion Retrospective Interview
Bastion Retrospective Interview

Come July 2021, a whole decade will have passed since the launch


Fallout 76 - Season 4 Overview
Fallout 76 - Season 4 Overview

The big Locked and Loaded update for Fallout 76 will be going


Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role-playing Game Beginner’s Tips
Colony Ship: A Post-Earth Role-playing Game Beginner’s Tips

Having launched their Colony Ship RPG into early access earlier this month,


King’s Bounty II - Unite Them or Fall Trailer
King’s Bounty II - Unite Them or Fall Trailer

1C Entertainment plans to release their take on the King’s Bounty series


SKALD: Against the Black Priory Early Access Teaser
SKALD: Against the Black Priory Early Access Teaser

Scape-IT’s retro RPG SKALD: Against the Black Priory will be launching into


Path of Exile: Ultimatum Now Live
Path of Exile: Ultimatum Now Live

Path of Exile’s new Ultimatum expansion is now live, featuring a new


The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood - The Mighty Ruinachs
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood - The Mighty Ruinachs

The upcoming Blackwood expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online is going to


Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown Announced
Wasteland 3: The Battle of Steeltown Announced

InXile Entertainment’s post-apocalyptic RPG Wasteland 3 will be getting its first story


Solasta: Crown of the Magister Release Date Announced
Solasta: Crown of the Magister Release Date Announced

Following about 7 months of early access, Tactical Adventures D&D-based CRPG Solasta:


Cyberpunk 2077 - Hotfix 1.21 Live
Cyberpunk 2077 - Hotfix 1.21 Live

Having released the big 1.2 patch for Cyberpunk 2077 a couple weeks


Drox Operative 2 - Early Access Month 10 Update
Drox Operative 2 - Early Access Month 10 Update

With ten months of early access behind it, Soldak Entertainment’s space-action RPG


Dragon Age II - David Gaider on Cut Content
Dragon Age II - David Gaider on Cut Content

Some of the most memorable things about Dragon Age II are its


Path of Exile: Ultimatum Patch Notes
Path of Exile: Ultimatum Patch Notes

The Ultimatum challenge league expansion for Path of Exile will be live


Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Visual Improvements
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Visual Improvements

Scheduled to launch on May 14, 2021, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will


Fallout 76 - New Daily Ops Preview
Fallout 76 - New Daily Ops Preview

The upcoming Locked & Loaded content update for Bethesda’s multiplayer survival-RPG Fallout