Interplay reopens in-house studio, hires Jason D. Anderson

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    If Corith were here, he'd be telling us Herve's arrogance is blinding him to the unrealistic nature of his plans.

    If he were here.
     
  2. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    I don't believe a Fallout MMO would be able to stay true to its predecessors. It would actually be better if it offered a multi-player option akin to diablo albeit more complex.
     
  3. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 12, 2004
    Any news about Interplay is terrible news.
     
  4. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 21, 2007
    It's still better than hearing Beth's PR train wind up for another blow to PC gaming...
     
  5. Wasteland Stories

    Wasteland Stories Mildly Dipped

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    May 9, 2007
    Jefferson's & Van Buren Engine based on a Descent III Engine. Mmm... Old? :wink:

    Fallout MMO - could be a good game, but I think that GTA Style game's better :P
     
  6. Tortilla

    Tortilla First time out of the vault

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    Aug 22, 2007
    I found every news about Interplay and Mr. Caen amazing. I see him like those exploitation cinema mercenaries (directors, actors, producers...). And he is hiring more mercenaries, and has a big portfolio, too. What cool trash goods will he create?
     
  7. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    It'll be nice to simply see an Interplay logo on a game again.
    The best part of this all though is that an MDK sequel is highly likely. I love that game and it has one of the best settings ever.
     
  8. d_agra

    d_agra First time out of the vault

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    Jul 17, 2007
    oh god..so the carcass has been zombified and its walking again!!

    they want to do dark alliance 3??After playing BG2 and then getting alliance i put that game so fast in ebay.

    Makes me sick in a way.
     
  9. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Re: Games coming out

    What?

    Man, stop pimping your shares already, we're not taking them off your hands.

    Whine about that once more and you'll get your third one.

    It's curious that anyone would actually trust Herve enough to go work for him.
     
  10. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    Damn no! I didn't mean that. I meant that he wouldn't quit blizzard to work on interplay under caen, because that would be stupid. Anderson wasn't on the industry.
     
  11. Wasteland Stories

    Wasteland Stories Mildly Dipped

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    May 9, 2007
    Why? At Blizzard he's not a lead designer or lead [something]. But at Interplay he could (with more money I thought).
    Don't think so :twisted:
     
  12. DJ Slamák

    DJ Slamák Brain for eat. Not for think.

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    Apr 2, 2003
    The signing of Anderson is most interesting indeed... so much so that it MADE ME POST. I'm curious as to what he's actually going to do.

    I hope he won't be working on FOOL, because that doesn't sound like any less of a fantastic clusterfuck than it did seven (was it seven?) years ago.
     
  13. Pipboy2000

    Pipboy2000 Companion to the Last Proton
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    Sep 29, 2003
    Oh dear god, not a Fallout clickfest!!!


    My whole outlook on the subject :

    Meh.
     
  14. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Hmmmm... Something big must be near for him to call Jason D. Anderson... strange.
     
  15. Puuk

    Puuk It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jul 26, 2003
    A little bit of my soul just died today reading this.
     
  16. MapMan

    MapMan It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Feb 23, 2007
    Okay, I'm not up to date so please could someone explain me, why you guys bitch so much about interplay? MMO can still be a good RP experience... I think...
     
  17. Witchlock

    Witchlock First time out of the vault

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    Sep 18, 2007
    Wait a minute, y'all actually think Interplay is going to pull out of this tailspin? The only reason they're recreating a development studio is that nobody (not even crazy people) would give money to a company without a development studio so they could develop a game. They'd be better off investing their money in their own company, due to Interplay's debt of $1,810,000 (those this has been reduced due to the final installment of Bethesda's purchase of Fallout IP. Now brain dead groups might just give them money.

    Still, the company has operated at a loss of $289,000, a substantial increase from the operating loss they had over the same quarter in 2006, $163,000. Revenue (not counting the Fallout IP sale) has continued to decrease $62,000 last quarter, $47,000 this one.

    The only way they've been able to make a 'profit' is to both refinance and wide out debt through accounting practices. They caused $786,000 dollars worth of debt to 'disappear' this quarter and $1,355,000 overall (they just started the practice this quarter) by saying that since nobody had tried to collect it in the last three years, it no longer mattered (see Note 4). If Interplay actually had money to give them, they'd probably try a bit harder.

    They're still very fucked, just trying to appear less fucked.
     
  18. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    i wonder why the hell anderson returned to the hellhole that is Interplay (under Herve anyway)... must be something damn interesting?
     
  19. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I can't believe anyone (let alone someone like Jason Anderson) is still naive enough to trust Herve on anything. I guess it's because Jason left before Herve bought IPLY and hasn't experienced firsthand what a sneaky bastard he is. I guess Jason will also be working on the FO MMO when (if) they start working on it.
     
  20. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Mainly because it's an undead zombie, not only unable to sustain any manner of its own creative activity, but not even eke out a parasitic existence on others. Currently they don't have the resources, and until this they certainly lacked know-how to make any kind of a game.

    Which makes me the more surprised at Jason Anderson returning to their fold.

    Oh, and there's one thing that will destroy any MMORPG.

    "Turns out it's man!"