Bethesda Now Holds the Fallout MMO RightsCategory: Gaming
Posted: January 9, 2012 03:37PM
Recently, Interplay was planning a Fallout MMO, and as the creator of the series, the studio wanted to give the MMO that classic Fallout feel. However, Bethesda holds the rights to future Fallout titles, and did not like Interplay's decision to build the MMO. A legal battle ensued, and now a conclusion has been reached giving Bethesda the rights to the Fallout MMO. Interplay still holds the rights to Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: Tactics, but those will switch over to Bethesda in December of 2013. Interplay had pegged Masthead Studios to develop the Fallout MMO, but has agreed to have no involvement with it any longer. Interplay does not entirely lose out in this deal, as it will receive two million dollars, but that will most likely go to lawyer and court fees. ZeniMax, Bethesda's parent company, is happy the ordeal is over with, and can now work on future Fallout titles without any other groups getting in the way. Hopefully this means the team at Bethesda Game Studios can now create a new Fallout game with Skyrim's Creation Engine powering it.