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Bethesda purchases Fallout from Interplay

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. zekrahminator

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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bethesda makes awesome games. Oblivion, RTS games, just awesome. I hope these "new" Fallouts follow their tradition.
     

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