According to Jinx, who has a better accuracy rate on these things than we do (mainly because he never says anything about Asheron’s Call), Paul Sage, UO’s Lead Designer, and Kirk “Runesabre” Black. UO’s longtime lead programmer and now executive producer, are both leaving OSI. As he says, still at the rumor stage and being that both are at E3, neither of them is available for comment. As Jinx says,
If it is true, we here at The Chosen wish them the best and hope Sage can come up with a better handle than his last name in his future endeavors.
It’s also worth noting that Paul Sage’s wife Amy also is quite active on the UO team in the Community Relations department. Neither she, nor anyone else at Origin could be reached for comment.
We’ll let you know more assuming there is anything more to let you know, etc.