Skyforge is a free-to-download fantasy MMO built by Russian online company Mail.ru and role-playing game specialists Obsidian Entertainment. You know Obsidian - they made Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth and Pillars of Eternity.
I had no idea things at Obsidian Entertainment had been so bad. I knew things weren't great before the record-breaking Project Eternity Kickstarter campaign, but I didn't realise that game had saved the company - that without it the studio would have closed.
What's Obsidian Entertainment - the respected single-player role-playing game maker - doing dabbling in Russian free-to-play MMOs?
UPDATE 3.30PM GMT: A new trailer for Skyforge, the other Mail.Ru/My.com MMO Obsidian is helping with, has been released. Beta sign-ups are open and the game is "coming soon".
Obsidian's working on a Russian MMO? What? Exactly what I thought when the news trickled out of the Russian Game Developer's conference last month.
Obsidian's helping out with this Russian MMO.
Western RPG developer Obsidian is collaborating with Russian developer Allods Team to make an MMO called Skyforge.