Feargus Urquhart

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Feargus Urquhart
Feargus Urkuhart at KRI 2013, Russia, Moscow.jpg
Feargus Urquhart at KRI 2013, Russia, Moscow
Born (1970-04-19) 19 April 1970 (age 49)[citation needed]
OccupationCEO, Obsidian Entertainment

Feargus Urquhart (born 19 April 1970)[1] is a Scottish video game designer and CEO of Obsidian Entertainment.[2][3][4][5]


Feargus Urquhart with Sergey Orlovskiy at E3 2013

Urquhart is best known for his work at Interplay Entertainment, particularly as leader of Black Isle Studios,[6][7] Interplay's internal role-playing video game division which Urquhart established in 1997. With them, Urquhart worked on the first two Fallout games.[4] In 1999, IGN's RPG Vault gave him the award for an Unsung Hero of the Year, stating that "since he is always quick to deflect credit away from himself, the great majority of fans remain unaware of Feargus' actual contributions to Black Isle's titles. We won't give away his secrets other than to say we consider him a very worthy initial winner of this award."[8]

When Interplay ran into financial difficulties and Black Isle's future became uncertain, Urquhart and several other industry veterans departed to found Obsidian Entertainment[9] in 2003.[5]

Urquhart lives in West Irvine, California. He and his wife Margo have two children: Katie and Aidan.[5]


  1. ^ "Feargus Urquhart Video Game Credits and Biography". MobyGames.
  2. ^ Ian Hamilton (October 17, 2012). "Gamemaker scores big". Orange County Register.
  3. ^ Tyler Todd (April 8, 2006). "In the Game". The Gazette. p. I2.
  4. ^ a b "Post-nuke Sin City stars in Fallout: New Vegas". The New Zealand Herald. October 18, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Debbie Sklar (March 31, 2005). "Spotlight". The Orange County Register.
  6. ^ Stephen Lynch (December 24, 2000). "The new face of film? With sophisticated animation and complex plots, Irvine video game companies are creating the interactive movies of the future". The Orange County Register. p. C1.
  7. ^ Everard Strong (December 1, 2003). "Keeping the Faith: Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart on RPGs and PCs". Game Developer. p. 16.
  8. ^ "1999 Vault Network Awards". web.archive.org. 4 February 2001.
  9. ^ "'Fallout: New Vegas' takes post-apocalypse play to Sin City". Agence France-Presse, reprinted in The Independent. October 18, 2010. Retrieved August 11, 2011.

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