Bethesda gets FOOL rights, Interplay gets $2 million

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Ed of Vault 13

    Ed of Vault 13 Lowly Old User

    Sep 7, 2011
    Work for Beth...? Man, if you actually knew me.

    I certainly don't sustain the hatred that everyone must systemically reserve for Beth, but I do have my quibbles about features in FO3's design.

    I personally don't care who's name is attached to these trio of games as I own many iterations of each and will continue to collect and support great PC games of the past - especially if they are some of my most favorite games, period. :wink:
  2. Sigoya

    Sigoya First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2007
    I sympathize with Masthead Studios, who are the real losers in this deal, but that said, I hope they convert their FOOL iteration into something playable (and profitable) on the long run.

    Such a waste of time and effort :?
  3. Millim

    Millim Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite [REDACTED]

    Oct 13, 2010
    In a way, I'm glad that Beth have got the full liscience. It now means interplay won't release Fallout: Enclave, or some shitty sequal to PoS
  4. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 22, 2003
    Fallout: HaroldQuest. Tend to Bob, the head foliage that we all know and love, nuturing it from sapling to tree. Plant seeds from its fruit and start your very own Fallout Farm! Coming to Facebook in 2012.
  5. Strom

    Strom First time out of the vault

    Jul 12, 2004
    Fallout 1/2/Tactics have been available from steam for a long time. And it's Bethesda that is changing its mind about steam lately. Skyrim & RAGE aren't available to quite a few countries in europe, including Estonia where I live.
  6. Gnarles Bronson

    Gnarles Bronson regular mutant

    Oct 30, 2011
    Maybe bethesda is as bad as Interplay, but I do get the feeling like this was a david vs goliath fight in which david just got whomped on.

    and I feel kinda bad about it for some reason.
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Oh yeah. I forgot.

    Does Bethesda publish those worldwide? Because usually the problem is local publishers, not them. They've been all in with Steam since New Vegas, and all in with digital download since day one.
  8. Elven6

    Elven6 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 23, 2010
    I wouldn't say they sold out, we don't really know the full details. What we can infer is the case was likely not going in their favor given the dismissed evidence heading into the trial so it's possible they really had no choice but to settle, wouldn't say the case was going in Bethesda's favor either since they had issues as well(just an opinion, not a lawyer or anything).

    They'll likely do an Elder Scrolls MMO first and depending on how that will do I think eventually we could see a Fallout MMO from them.

    You can buy the original Fallout titles (and various other classic Interplay titles like Decent/Freespace) on almost every existing digital service (including Steam), its been like that for a while now. Interplay has been pretty open to digital distribution and were even founding publishers on services like GOG and Beamdog IIRC.
  9. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Fallout as a franchise is dead anyway, why mourn and bemoan something that was buried 14 years ago?
  10. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    I am certain that the game was being developed borderline generic just in case of this happening. So the only thing Interplay loses is ability to market their post-apocalyptic MMO based on Fallout franchise.
  11. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    If you ask me, bethesda had a lot of fools already!!

    Yeah, fine, I know where the exit is.
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    I disagree. New Vegas rocked. At least we got one good new game.
  13. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    It wasn't fallout though. Mario RPG is a great game too but it wasn't a Mario game it was a squaresoft RPG with Mario as a setting.

    Hopefully this means we wont have to see anymore from Lionel Hutz for a while.
  14. Jabu

    Jabu It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 5, 2008
    End of an era. Things must be pretty desperate for Herve, and the figure doesn't even cover legal fees. I never truly expected the rights to revert - though man, what a fascinating shitstorm that would be -but I thought they'd eventually niggle their way to a double digit settlement. This is pitiful. Watching V13 fail will be a masochistic indulgence in schadenfreude.
  15. Yazman

    Yazman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 23, 2004
    So sick and fucking tired of Interplay. I used to love them back in the days they were putting out Black Isle stuff, Fallout and Fallout 2, PST, and a whole range of amazing stuff.

    But ever since they began the slide downhill, destroying everything that is Fallout, putting out FOBOS and planning FOBOS 2, cancelling Van Buren, CLOSING Black Isle, and making stupid fucking decisions at every turn.

    I just want them to die (the company, in a figurative sense meaning no more Interplay, not the employees themselves). Not only do I not want a Fallout MMO - I don't want to see one of my all time favourite series watered down, trashed and shit on any more than it already has been by being turned into another WOW clone - but I don't want Interplay to fucking survive at all!

    As crappy as Fallout 3 was at times, NV was amazing, and I still think that Fallout is better off with Bethesda than with Interplay.

    Those stupid fuckwits don't deserve to have a company anymore, fuck Herve Caen.
  16. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    2m just seems so paltry...

    especially with the tortious interference when they were trying to sell their back catalog
  17. Corith

    Corith Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 28, 2004
    Knowing Herve, which I do . . .

    I suspect he ran with the lawsuit and when the evidence piled up that he failed to live up to the terms of the contract, he folded with the idea of releasing HIS own post-apocalyptic MMO sans the name "Fallout" and pocked 2 million in the process.
  18. Kerr-Plomb

    Kerr-Plomb It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 1, 2009
    It changes the whole funding situation. Fallout is a stronger IP than a completely new one. And it's not like Interplay can present a catalogue of their recent successful games.

    It's more likely that they'll die. Most likely all current funding is gone as it's based on the premise that it'll be a fallout mmo, now it won't be that anymore.
  19. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    Unless they let Obsidian do another Fallout game, we'll see only hollow games from Bethesda. We only had hollow games from them since a long time ago. All talk, all press, no real game. They could have taken Van Buren idea for FO3, but sadly, they didn't. And now it's going to be rape of Fallout universe until it bleeds out finally. Besides TES they don't have much.

    But the lawsuit outcome surprised me. I was hoping they would get more than measly 2 million.

    Maybe Bethesda isn't doing TES MMO, maybe it was Fallout MMO all along. We don't know what the game it is, is it fantasy at all, and this lawsuit was going on for a long time.
  20. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 25, 2011
    Bethesda - gluttons ,they never don't know anything about "Fallout" and the Fallout's atmosphere and never be able to understand it.