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Fallout: New Vegas writer joins Guerrilla Games

John Gonzalez makes the moves from WB Games

John Gonzalez, best know for his work as lead creative designer and lead writer on Fallout: New Vegas, has joined Killzone studio Guerrilla Games in Amsterdam.

Gonzalez's LinkedIn page confirms he made the move in September, leaving behind his lead designer role at WB Games where he was working on an unannounced project. Prior to that he spent more than two years with Obsidian Entertainment, and he's also worked with Ubisoft Entertainment in Shanghai on Tom Clancy's EndWar.

In his profile he says his "focus is storytelling for open-world role-playing games. Because they are awesome," which could hint at the future Guerrilla is planning for the Killzone franchise.

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Jakub Mikyska CEO, Grip Digital3 years ago
That's excellent news. Guerrilla are a technical powerhouse and I also truly enjoy their gameplay designs, but the whole creative and story side of their projects just destroys the overall impression. Killzone's stories and characters oscillate somewhere between uninteresting and ridiculous. So, again, excellent news. Looking forward to an open-world Killzone already ;-)
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Craig Page El Presidente, Awesome Enterprises3 years ago
I really enjoyed the characters and stories in Fallout: New Vegas, it felt like the world was alive. Replaying Fallout 3 last month was so cold and depressing.
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Jose Gomez De Lara CTO & co-founder, Radical Graphics Studios3 years ago
Good news for Guerrilla definitely... For Killzone and their other IP ;-)
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James Boulton Tools & Tech Coder, Slightly Mad Studios3 years ago
I don't know quite how much of a direct result FO:NV was of John Gonzalez's input, but that game was absolutely cracking. Bethesda could learn more than a thing or two to use in the next TES game from the storytelling and feel of FO:NV. Leaps and bounds beyond FO3.

The more open world sandbox games the better, so if there is indeed another in the works, hurrah! Bring it on.
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Ian Lambert Software Engineer, Criterion Games3 years ago
@James

Agreed. I went straight from FO:NV to Skyrim, and couldn't believe how dull the companions were in comparison. New Vegas deserves to have more of an influence on the genre, and while I'd love it to be a TES game that carries the torch, I guess I'll be keeping an eye on Guerilla as well...
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