An Honorable Interview with Dishonored’s Julien Roby: “People get bored of playing the same thing”


"The game looking most likely to be the surprise hit of the year is the new IP from Arkane Studios,Dishonored.

Three of our staff have previewed and played the game and all three have emerged impressed.

Here we interview Julien Roby, Arkane Studios’ Executive Producer to find out how this refreshing experience has come about."

gaminoz4290d ago

Not long to go now. I really hope this game lives up to what it looks like. So many previewers have been saying it is good though.

nihonlight4289d ago (Edited 4289d ago )

After skyrim I wouldn't buy it day 1. Even reviewers were wrong about the ps3 version. Pete Hines has already been caught lying about the ps3 version of thIs being played at pax. ..it was an Xbox build.
Same lIes he told for skyrim. I know it's "arkane" but it's still GAMEBRYO engine.

lastdual4289d ago (Edited 4289d ago )

It's UE3, not Gamebryo. Totally different engine.

We get that you're bitter about Skyrim on PS3, but your attempts to drag down Dishonored are getting old. For fans of Thief and Deus Ex (not to mention Arkane's past work, such as the excellent Arx Fatalis and Dark Messiah), this game looks amazing.

BadCircuit4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

This and ACIII are at the top of my list for this year!

So true about people getting bored. All those corridor games that tell you "follow", "hurry up" do this do that like we are in an interactive movie instead of a game...

Eske4290d ago

I was hoping the guy would take some of those questions and run with them a bit. Interesting questions, though. Very excited to see how Dishonored delivers on its promises.

BootHammer4290d ago

New IP's mean new experiences and Dishonored looks likely to impress come this October!

BadCircuit4289d ago (Edited 4289d ago )

Yeah I think I'll invest in this just because it sounds and looks so cool, and see if COD or MOH are actually a bit different this time (as in more gameplay less explosion and movie).

I'm more of a single player person anyway.

DeusExer4290d ago

I went and placed my preorder yesterday when I realised I hadn't already.

Dishonored looks to be the first of many great games coming out very soon.

gaminoz4289d ago

There are some interesting pre-order packs: tarot cards, keychains I think...

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Avowed's director says they "don't believe in living in fear" after Microsoft closed studios

"As a developer - and as a player - it's always sad and it always sucks to see studios close and devs lose their jobs. I really hope all those people land on their feet, because I know our indusutry is better with them in it," Patel tells the outlet. "As for me and how I look at things, I guess first and foremost: I don't believe in living in fear," the Avowed director.

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Lightning779d ago

Then gets shut down the next day. They should know better than to talk crazy like that.

XiNatsuDragnel8d ago

They'll get shut down that's how Microsoft work

gold_drake8d ago

watch it get shut down tomorrow haha

Skuletor7d ago

It was probably already decided yesterday


"And then Phil Spencer took it as challenge..."

Elda8d ago

They better worry because Avowed doesn't look all that.


The Magic of 'Dishonored’s' Blink

It’s a shame, really, that so few games have “borrowed” Dishonored’s Blink – in the right hands, such a power could be game-changing.

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MIDGETonSTILTS17487d ago

It felt kinda cheap to me… both in terms as a tactic, and game design

Abnor_Mal487d ago (Edited 487d ago )

There was a small game called Aragami that “borrowed” the blink, that was a good game.

Unfortunately I heard the sequel wasn’t good so I stayed away from trying it out.

sairenfox2099486d ago

The sequel changed some of the mechanics from the first game but it was still a very polished and enjoyable experience. You should definitely give it a shot sometime. The game's currently on sale on Steam

Abnor_Mal486d ago

Okay thanks for the heads up, will look out for it being on sale one day.

I really did like the first and played it back to back as soon as I finished the first play through.