James Ohlen retired from last year after a 22-year career in role-playing game design, serving as the lead designer and creative director for landmark hits like , , , and Dragon Age: Origins. He went into the tabletop industry, founding , but it looks like he isn’t done with video games yet.
Today, Wizards of the Coast announced that it’s tapped Ohlen to open a new studio in Austin, Texas. It will focus on the creation of new intellectual property — it won’t be working on or . So don’t expect a Baldur’s Gate III or a new D&D video game.
“James is probably responsible for half of my favorite games of all time, so we’re giving him space to imagine new worlds and characters