1) What role does BioWare play in the development of Neverwinter Nights 2?For more information, or to read the full review, follow the link below.
Greg Zeschuk : BioWare is providing the BioWare Aurora Engine to Obsidian to help build Neverwinter Nights 2. We're also providing technical support on the engine, as well as design advice. We're advising on the project so that the original vision of the game is passed on to the new team. We've got a good relationship with the folks at Obsidian and we definitely want to see them succeed in making Neverwinter Nights 2 a great game; we see it - in part at least - as still being a BioWare project.
2) Does BioWare have an approval in the final product?
Ray Muzyka : We're working closely with Atari and Obsidian as the game progresses and, at their request, we'll be assessing the game's progress with Atari as it moves along.
3) Did you foresee a sequel when you were developing the original?
Greg Zeschuk : At BioWare we always plan on extending every game we create as we're building it. We've routinely created a number of successful expansion packs to most of our games, and do like to see sequels made to extend the life of the products. Neverwinter Nights 2 is no exception. We built the original and two expansions and now look forward to seeing the sequel being made. We can't wait to play it…J