Source - Voodoo Extreme
Black Isle Studios, best known for the Fallout series and their contributions to the Baldur's Gate franchise, have cancelled their Lithtech powered role-playing game Torn. Intended to be the start of a new home-brewed series for the company, and promising to "set the precedent for fantasy and adventure games to come", it appears that the ambitious game may have fallen short of expectations. A source within the company told news site Voodoo Extreme that the game is now "on hiatus" and that a number of staff had been laid off as a result. Our understanding is that the game is unlikely to be resumed in its current form, with Torn's lead designer and producer apparently both amongst the staff leaving the company.