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The Long Dark Adds Former Elder Scrolls Designer to Its Team
Former Elder Scrolls designer Ken Rolston has joined Hinterland Games for The Long Dark, the studio’s first-person apocalyptic survival simulator.
Rolston has previously worked as lead designer on The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. His addition only bolsters the already impressive portfolio of Hinterland’s team, which currently comprises of Far Cry 3 Narrative Director Raphael van Lierop, lead writer for the PS3 God of War trilogy Marianne Krawczyk, and Sascha Dikiciyan who wrote the score for Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2.
Rolston’s joining though raises a question about his current position at Turbine Studios, which he joined a year ago as its director of design. In a statement passed to Massively, Turbine said that they “don’t normally comment on personnel issues, and definitely can’t comment on work Ken is doing for other studios, but can confirm that he continues to consult for [them].”
The Long Dark’s Sandbox Mode, an open-world simulation where all the deep survival mechanics come together, will be shortly available to Early Access members on September 22.
Additionally The Long Dark: Early Access Edition is now available for pre-order. It features the full retail game on release and all Season One episodes for the game’s Story mode.
The Long Dark is in development for the PC, Mac and Linux.