Feargus == Leaving

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Roshambo, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Rumors seem to be confirmed, and waiting for official word from Feargus/Interplay/BIS. There also seems to be word that more from BIS might be leaving, resulting in even more possibility that some hints from BIS to Digital Morons about the material used in Fallout: POS might not be forthcoming.

    Therefore, it might be left to the fans if we "politely" tell Chuck where his head is obviously lodged, along with the dire need for a Cluepon to be given to him about the Fallout setting, as it's obviously not coming from Interplay and it's doubtful that BIS will be able to hand it to him along with a much-needed kick up the ass.

    (Insert obligatory insult aimed at Interplay/Titus here that essentially says "You're fucked" in French.)

    Spotted at RPGCodex
  2. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    This is causing havoc on BIS boards

    but he already said to someone you know it still wasn`t time to talk.

    Well it seems i`m going to get late to bed again...
  3. Miroslav

    Miroslav Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 30, 1997
    my dear god, I always had some hope about this... now I say, we're fucked! :(

    is there a chance someone buy fallout copyright? maybe we could donate money and buy it off :)
  4. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud

    Apr 2, 2003
    My guess, not going to happen... Tim Cain said he'd asked IPLY to buy the Fallout brand, they refused.
    What's probably going to happen is that IPLY goes out of business, then the investors behind it all get some pieces here and there and voila..no more Fallout.. crap... Let's get them to release the source code before they fall over and die on us..
  5. Maximous

    Maximous First time out of the vault

    Apr 16, 2003
    If Feargus leaves, I'm hoping he has a lead on another job....I wouldn't leave my job unless I had another lined up.

    Let's hope he takes other BIS employees....loyal to Feargus's vision, that way they can start their own company.

    No way was Interplay going to make FO3 in the next 2 years anyway. Feargus will do what Tim Caine did, make a D&D game for money, then get back to basics (PRAY)
  6. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud

    Apr 2, 2003
    Maybe he's joining the Troika crew ? haha..that would be fun..

    But nontheless I have to say good luck to good old Fergie, hope you get what you want.
  7. Jacen

    Jacen Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 3, 2003
    According to DAC Feargus's last day will be May 12th.
  8. dr72

    dr72 First time out of the vault

    Apr 30, 2003
    Actually if IPLY goes out of business / bankrupt, there is a greater chance that you would be able to acquire the Fallout assets. It would just take (a) a corporate form or non-profit form and (b) money.

    Remember, if IPLY is in their death spiral their creditors are going to be chomping at the bit to get any and all cash that might be available.
  9. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    i'm glad Feargus is leaving, and i hope he joins Troika. Troika is owned by Sierra, who are a very powerful and respectable company and, unlike Interplay, have enough money to buy Fallout licence and possibly have Troika develop Fallout 3.
    i'm just hoping that Interplay doesn't fall into hands of Electronic Arts or Microsoft, because then we'll almost certainly see more bad Fallout action rip-offs that have nothing to do with actual Fallout.
  10. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Not quite right. Troika isn't owned by anyone but the developers themselves and perhaps stockholders, if they went that route.
  11. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    very well, forgive the mistake. if Troika is owned by developers, that's an even more ideal situation.
  12. Az

    Az First time out of the vault

    May 7, 2003

    May be a redux, but this is taken from the Somethingawful.com boards.

  13. Saint_Proverbius

    Saint_Proverbius Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 6, 2003
    I bet that license sells cheap after Fallout Enforcer tanks.
  14. Jacen

    Jacen Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 3, 2003
    We'll just have to wait and see I guess...