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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:53am 17/04/09 | 9 Comments
Fallout fan site No Mutants Allowed has made a discovery through Interplay's Annual Performance Report that sees Bethesda planning to cancel the right for Interplay to continue their plans to craft a Fallout MMO.

Shacknews claim the company's V13 project is the most likely candidate for the Fallout MMO, and that despite not meeting Bethesda's requirements under legal contract (which gave them two years to meet certain development and financial guidelines to have the game underway), they have indeed been doing something with it, even to a point of hiring Chris Taylor, Fallout lead designer.

Here's an excerpt from the legal proceedings portion of the report:
Interplay recently received notice that Bethesda Softworks, LLC ("Bethesda") intends to terminate the trademark license agreement between Bethesda and Interplay which was entered into April 4, 2007 for the development of FALLOUT MMOG. Despite the fact that no formal action is currently pending, Bethesda claims that Interplay is in breach of the trademark license agreement for failure to commence fill scale development of same by April 4, 2009 and to secure certain funding for the MMOG. Interplay adamantly disputes these claims. Although the potential damages are currently unknown, if Bethesda ultimately prevails and cancels the trademark license agreement, Interplay would lose its license back of the "Fallout" MMOG and any damages resulting therefrom are unknown at this time.
Whether Interplay has grounds to appeal or fight back remains to be seen, and whether or not the project is entirely shelved should Bethesda's legal stipulation come into effect is also an up-in-the-air situation. Poor Fallout.


Latest Comments
Posted 10:15am 17/4/09
The Rabid Fallout Fans would turn on Bethsada in an instant if a Fallout MMO was shelved because of legalities. Well those rabid fans that haven't been turned from Bethsada anyway.
Posted 10:44am 17/4/09
i liked fallout3 but personally i wouldn't play it as an mmo. i would be interested if they made a co-op version for lan play but that's about it. the idea of paying per month to wander the wilderness with other players doesn't appeal to me at all.
Posted 11:12am 17/4/09
Posted 11:19am 17/4/09
Sometimes I wish it never left the hands of Interplay
Posted 03:58pm 17/4/09
want elder scrolls online more... not necessaily MMO... but with the ability for your friends to populate the world (co-op would be nicest)

and yes ive seen the oblivion coop mod.. only 2 players... cant interact at all... not really good.
Posted 04:10pm 17/4/09
I hate it when a company does not commence fill scale development. In my opinion there are not enough fill scales in this world.
Posted 06:49pm 18/4/09
MATE Oblivion coop would be the shiznit. Bethesda we love you. HURRY UP ALREADY FOR
F*%&# SAKE!!!!!! Oh yeah fallout is awsome.
Posted 07:43pm 18/4/09
Sometimes I wish it never left the hands of Interplay

The Interplay of today is Interplay, but not as we know it.

Everyone who made the interplay games you love, aren't there anymore, they're just a hollow shell and a name. So I don't really want them to have anything to do with Fallout personally.
Posted 10:11pm 18/4/09
Yeah, sad. Google "by gamers, for gamers" these days and it comes up with a bunch of s***** blogs.
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