Interplay: Fallout 6 could be ours

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    How's that for an attention-grabbing headline? Eurogamer exclusively interviews Eric Caen.<blockquote>"But in that case, the IP will come back to us, and of course, we will complete our work and release Fallout MMO."

    Caen's Fallout 5 refers to the next Fallout game from Bethesda, with last year's Fallout: New Vegas considered the fourth game in the hugely successful series.

    "The original licensing deal was for three games and their DLC," Caen continued. "So they already did Fallout 3, then Fallout: New Vegas, and they can only do one more Fallout, 5, if the sale of the IP is cancelled by the court.

    (...)


    Interplay has so far refrained from showing much from Fallout Online because "anything we show will help Bethesda in their fight".

    Caen refused to comment on his commitment to launch the game during the second half of 2012, but insisted the game was well into development.

    "Since early 2009, we have a virtual Fallout world that exists and grows every day. We don't want to release too many elements because of the litigation. We don't know yet when we will reveal more. Sorry!

    "Our team, led by Chris Taylor and Mark O'Green [two of the creators of the original Fallout], loves Fallout and what we are putting together. We all hope we will be able to show you soon more of our work, and that you will like it."</blockquote>So basically, nothing new there.
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    They see us trollin', they be hatin'.
     
  3. Vik

    Vik It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 6, 2011
    Of course it's most likely bullshit, just a loud statement on IP's part. But what if they are right, I mean, they seem to have good lawyers on the case and if they are even considering this idea, might there actually be some small possibility of that happening?

    Can't see it a good thing though. Say they get to do Fallout 6. Would they go back and do it Van Buren style, when the 'open-world fps" formula is selling so well? Doubt it. And I doubt even more that they would be able to make a game so huge at all. Bethesda wouldn't license them the skyrim engine after that either. :)
     
  4. Elric

    Elric First time out of the vault

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    Feb 26, 2005
    Skyrim engine sucks anyway, so who cares? Btw, anyone better than bethesda, even an independent developer studio from Uganda, to do the next Fallouts.
     
  5. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    Wow, wow, wow, wow, wooow.

    FO:NV is considered as a sequel?
     
  6. Vik

    Vik It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 6, 2011
    It is. Just without a number in the title.
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    From a contractual viewpoint, it is a full game developed under the Fallout name, so it could be argued to be one of the games Bethesda was entitled to make by that contract.
     
  8. K.C. Cool

    K.C. Cool It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 4, 2005
    Couldn't they swing the whole "Oh, Fallout: New Vegas isn't specifically Fallout 4... cause it doesn't say Fallout 4 on the box, dig?"
     
  9. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    Doesn't really matter unless the contract specifically states that they're allowed to make Fallouts 3, 4 and 5, in which case they'd be in breach of contract anyway?
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Fallout by Interplay or Bethesda :S ... urgh what bright future is in front of us.

    Cant they just kill each other in curt just like in ancient times or like in Mad Max 3 ... with the Thunderdome, 2 enter no one leaves or something ...
     
  11. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    The Exclusive Licensing Agreement only calls the games "Fallout 3", "Fallout 4" and "Fallout 5" "tentatively" and later defines what is considered a full fledged sequel. New Vegas is definitely "Fallout 4" under that definition.
     
  12. Arden

    Arden Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 26, 2010
    There is no such thing as definitely in corporate law. And certainly not in a case involving chaps like beth and interplay. I see another chapter unfold in the neverending story of this farce. The lawyers on both sides certainly struck gold with that one.
     
  13. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    If Interplay wins the whole case, tagging every Fallout 3 and New Vegas article at The Vault as "non canon" will be quite tedious.
     
  14. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I will do all the Fallout 3 articles in one night session.
     
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Design a bot.
     
  16. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    A bot will take care of FO3-specific articles, but not with FO3-derived lore in general articles.
     
  17. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Design a really smart bot.
     
  18. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Just roll back the articles to beginning of october 2008. :drummer:
     
  19. Guiltyofbeingtrite

    Guiltyofbeingtrite Vault Dweller

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    Oct 13, 2008
    New Vegas definitely counts as Fallout 4, otherwise they'd never use the numbers for the future games and they could do an infinite amount of Fallout games.

    I haven't been able to find the value but how much did Bethesda pay for the IP usage for 3 titles?
     
  20. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    $1,250,000 for FO3, and a million for each following game, as well as 12% royalties.