Feargus Urquhart
Feargus Urkuhart at KRI 2013, Russia, Moscow (cropped).jpg
Urquhart at KRI 2013 in Moscow
OccupationVideo game designer
CEO of Obsidian Entertainment

Feargus Urquhart is a Scottish-American video game designer and CEO of Obsidian Entertainment.[1][2][3][4]


Urquhart with Sergey Orlovskiy at E3 2013
Urquhart with Sergey Orlovskiy at E3 2013

Urquhart is best known for his work at Interplay Entertainment, particularly as leader of Black Isle Studios,[5][6] Interplay's internal role-playing video game division which Urquhart established in 1997. With them, Urquhart worked on the first two Fallout games.[3]

When Interplay ran into financial difficulties and Black Isle's future became uncertain, Urquhart and several other industry veterans departed to found Obsidian Entertainment,[7] in 2003.[4]

Personal life

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


  1. ^ Ian Hamilton (17 October 2012). "Gamemaker scores big". Orange County Register.
  2. ^ Tyler Todd (8 April 2006). "In the Game". The Gazette. p. I2.
  3. ^ a b "Post-nuke Sin City stars in Fallout: New Vegas". The New Zealand Herald. 18 October 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Debbie Sklar (31 March 2005). "Spotlight". The Orange County Register.
  5. ^ Stephen Lynch (24 December 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.
  6. ^ Everard Strong (1 December 2003). "Keeping the Faith: Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart on RPGs and PCs". Game Developer. p. 16.
  7. ^ "'Fallout: New Vegas' takes post-apocalypse play to Sin City". Agence France-Presse, reprinted in The Independent. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  8. ^ "1999 Vault Network Awards". 4 February 2001. Archived from the original on 4 February 2001.