Sunday, April 15th 2007

Bethesda purchases Fallout from Interplay

Anyone played the original Fallout game, which was released in 1997? While the original was quite good, we've only seen one sequel (and a Fallout Tactics game) in the past 10 years. There are going to be more sequels, but they're not going to be done by the original studio (Interplay). Instead, Bethesda is going to purchase the entire franchise from Interplay for roughly $5.7 million USD. The exact terms of this deal are still a secret. However, Interplay definitely still has the right to create a Fallout MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game, assuming Bethesda gets 12% of the revenue. There are no details as to when we can expect a Fallout 3.Source: 1Up
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6 Comments on Bethesda purchases Fallout from Interplay

#1
nflesher87
Staff
There's already been Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics though. I love 2 but I think Tactics attempted to get too advanced and pretty and lost a lot of what 1 and 2 had.
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#2
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: nflesher87
There's already been Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics though. I love 2 but I think Tactics attempted to get too advanced and pretty and lost a lot of what 1 and 2 had.
Bah, I should do more research. My source made it look like there was just Fallout 1, and everything else was "TBA". Time to edit the news!
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#3
yogurt_21
the interesting thing is that i though interplay had totally gone under, this might be good all around, 5.7mil isn't much but its enough to keep the lights on for a little bit.
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#4
Benpi
Bethesda has been working on fallout3 for quite a while now. This might be extremely old news - unless bethesda has been working on fallout3 before buying the name.
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#5
TUngsten
Bethesda originally just bought the rights (1.75million IIRC) to produce Fallout 3 some 2 years ago. In this new deal, they basically own the rights to all things Fallout - and there are other stipulations re: the Interplay/MMO deal - Interplay must begin production of a Fallout MMO within 2 years, and must bring it to market within 4 years of that initial production date or the MMO properties will revert to Bethesda.

this news was out a few days ago
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Bethesda makes awesome games. Oblivion, RTS games, just awesome. I hope these "new" Fallouts follow their tradition.
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