Black Isle Studios' Designer Damien "Puuk" Foletto made a post on the official Interplay Entertainment Forums that indicates that Black Isle Studios (lead designer J.E. Sawyer resigned just last month) is now shut down (thanks BluesNews): "Today was my last day at the (former) BIS, as it was for my whole team. I just wanted to say farewell to the best fans in the industry, and thanks for all the great feedback and support. I don't know where I'll end up, but know that we were all avid gamers and wanted to make the PC games that not only we wanted to play, but also the fans. But this isn't goodbye. Puuk will still flow through various boards (even this one, but without the BIS logo), and I still look forward to shooting ideas back and forth with my fellow gamers. All of you take care and have a great holiday." Update: Blue's News also has got word from former Black Isle employee John Deiley that "Black Isle Studios is no more. In yet another sweeping layoff of employees, Interplay has officially let go the last of it's Black Isle employees (save two that I know of) and dissolved the division. Also, the non-announced title that the division was working on, Fallout 3, has been "shelved" to quote management." Another confirmation can be found at Gamespot.