Video Game Industry Veteran Brian Fargo Plans to Retire After Release of Wasteland 3

After creating Interplay and founding inExile Entertainment, Brian Fargo has decided he will leave inXile Entertainment when Wasteland 3 releases in 2019. He spoke with Eurogamer and expressed he wants to relax after spending nearly forty years in the industry.

In 1983, Fargo started Interplay which is well known for Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and the infamous Planescape: Torment. He would later leave the company and found inExile in 2002, which was made up of many former Interplay employees. With the successes of Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Fargo stated to Eurogamer:

“I love this industry, but I’ve been at this since 1981. I’ve been at it with Ken and Roberta Williams [Sierra co-founders], Trip Hawkins [EA founder], the guys from Brøderbund – I look at my friends, they have a lot more spare time than I do. It’s a very intense business. It’s all encompassing. It seems like I should relax for a little bit.” “I love this industry, but I’ve been at this since 1981. I’ve been at it with Ken and Roberta Williams [Sierra co-founders], Trip Hawkins [EA founder], the guys from Brøderbund – I look at my friends, they have a lot more spare time than I do. It’s a very intense business. It’s all encompassing. It seems like I should relax for a little bit.”

He has spent his life working on what he loved and has found the time to end his career in gaming. Wasteland 3 will be Fargo’s last game and his work on many beloved role-playing games will be remembered even after he is gone. inExile won’t be left in the dust, as Fargo has made it clear the company is profitable and has trained his fellow inExile family to be prepared for his eventual exit.