Tyranny Director Brian Heins Also Worked on Ultima X: Odyssey
So hopefully I’ve embedded the correct stream; my apologies if not. At any rate, Gamasutra recently sat down with Brian Heins, the director of Obsidian Entertainment’s Tyranny (which was just released; you can grab it on GOG in three different editions) for a Twitch stream of one of the missions in that game. And during the course of the conversation, Heins name-dropped another title: Ultima X: Odyssey.
And, indeed, a cursory glance at his LinkedIn profile tells the tale:
Now, this isn’t to say that there’s very much of Ultima about Tyranny; it looks like another straight-up homage to the old Infinity Engine games. Still, it’s neat to see that a developer whose CV includes some work on an Ultima title was heading up development on the game.
(Hat tip: Infinitron Dragon)