FOOL settlement confirmed

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    We can consider the FOOL settlement to be confirmed, but we're still waiting for details. Doc 167 made its way to NMA's hands, though its contents are sealed for now, so what's actually in it won't be revealed until later.<blockquote>"Full docket text for document 167:
    -SEALED-Joint MOTION to Seal to Temporarily Seal Joint Motion to Dismiss With Prejudice by Bethesda Softworks LLC Responses due by 1/23/2012 (Attachments: # (1) Joint Motion to Dismiss With Prejudice, # (2) Exhibit 1, # (3) Text of Proposed Order)(Stahl, Howard)</blockquote>To explain: it's a joint motion, so this is coming from both companies. The seal is temporary, so the joint motion will make its way to us eventually. And finally, "dismiss with prejudice" means the case is dismissed permanently, neither company is able to bring it to court again with the settlement concluded.

    "Responses due by 1/23/2012" means what you would expect it to mean, that is the deadline for both companies to respond. According to our source, Interplay first response is due on the 9th.
  2. Alright. Can't wait to see if FOOL will make it.
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    I would be fairly surprised if Interplay's FOOL continues from this. Interplay barely had a leg to stand on in their financing argument since Masthead was basically blocked out as evidence, I would assume Bethesda simply bought out the rest of the argument, and Interplay can continue its MMO as a non-Fallout, as per the contract.
  4. TheBearPaw

    TheBearPaw First time out of the vault

    Feb 16, 2010
    Poor Chris Taylor in such case. Interplay fucked another veteran Fallout dev over... again!!
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I guess Bethesda can finally start work on their own Fallout MMO, following the example of WoW and The Old Republic.
  6. Sarla

    Sarla First time out of the vault

    Jan 14, 2008
    After I have seen/tried to play Mastheads lame IMO failed MMO, I would rather see Bethesda working on FOOL personally. I feel that left in Interplays hands it would probably end up either horrible or not get finished ever anyways.
  7. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    Guess it's FINALLY over.

    Thank god.
  8. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 22, 2003
    Bethesda would probably realise that running an MMO requires you to actually address bugs and glitches. Much easier to take a one-time $60 payment and then drop support for the game after six months.
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    I don't think they're in a hurry. They're working on TES Online as far as anyone knows, and I doubt Fallout Online would follow quickly on it.
  10. Yazman

    Yazman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 23, 2004
    Hell no, I would rather whatever pathetic piece of trash Interplay is planning to shit out than another goddamn fucking WOW clone like The Old Republic, Champions Online, or another of the endless cavalcade of fucking WOW clones.
  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    This will get my money no matter what if it ever comes out. I am looking forward to this. I hope the news is good.
  12. darby70

    darby70 First time out of the vault

    Dec 21, 2010
    I'm in between on this one, I'd like a fallout online game, but I'm not sure Interplay could deliver a satisfactory product.
  13. Dionysus

    Dionysus Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 13, 2008
    As long as he's getting paid, he's not really getting ****ed. It's pretty likely that they knew that they probably were not making a Fallout game.
  14. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    Are they really? What's the name.

    As far as FOOL is concerned, I'm honestly interested in what it will turn out to be. Probably like most MMOs, but there's always a chance, slim one though. Even SWTOR, with all the commotion it made, wasn't able to deliver anything past a usual MMO experience with the only difference of having voice actors. The real problem will occur when Guild Wars 2 comes out. It doesn't look like they're recycling the genre like the rest are doing.
    Also I wonder how will all these law suits affect Bethesda in the future. They got a Minecraft lawsuit tag, a Fallout lawsuit tag, what's the next move of making idiots of themselves in the public?
  15. warsaw

    warsaw Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 1, 2008
    I don't believe there's any actual real news on the game itself, mostly rumors. It's known that Zenimax opened a studio called Zenimax Online which claims to make "world-class massively multi-player online games." Considering how hard pressed a company would be to try and make an MMO based on a completely unknown IP (i mean seriously, name one fresh IP MMO that didn't crash and/or go free to play) it's assumed that the game they'd be working on is TES Online.

    Don't they have an F rating on the Better Business Bureau?
  16. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011

    Their homepage doesn't reveal much too. Only the so called big shots behind some past MMO titles. SWe know that the X game is in the production at least.
  17. TheFlyingBuddha

    TheFlyingBuddha It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ultimately the number of consumers that regard the lawsuits as negative will be far, far outweighed by the number of consumers who would probably think less of the Fallout IP after an MMO that will differ vastly from the look and feel of FO3 is released.

    That's all this has ever been about - they need to preserve that positive brand associations. That's something they do very well, for better or worse. At this stage I doubt Beth/Zenimax has any real interest in making a Fallout MMO. TES is the much stronger option, especially given Skyrim's performance so far.
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    Lawsuit is irrelevant to consumers, it's more on whether or not it'll influence relations with investors and business partners, which it won't really.
  19. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008

    Yes they do.
  20. Yazman

    Yazman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 23, 2004
    To be quite honest, I am actually kind of hoping this Fallout MMO gets killed, for two reasons:

    a) The idea of a Fallout MMO is abhorrent to me. I don't want to see Fallout reduced to some stupid fucking grindy raidfest.

    b) I want Interplay to fucking die already after all they did to ruin Fallout, closed Black Isle, and other fucked up shit.