The Future of the Computer Role-Playing Game

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Skyrim comes out today and like most people I'm excited. That said, I have a question--Is the CRPG where you create your own party done? Are there any in the pipeline? Or was Icewind Dale basically the end of it? If so, did these die out for tech reasons? Lack of interest among designers? Among the Audience? Talk to me like I'm stupid...

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/11/the-future-of-the-computer-role-playing-game/248322/