"Interplay essentially closes; employees wait to be paid
Interplay has essentially shut down, after moving equipment out of its Irvine headquarters over the weekend and putting it in storage. Herve Caen, its chief executive, is still counting on finding new funding to revive the forlorn game maker, known for titles such as "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance."
Caen skipped a Wednesday meeting with the labor agency but later told investigators that he has kept payments current on medical insurance and 401-k plans for employees and anticipates money will come in soon to pay employees, said Dean Fryer, spokesman for the California Labor Commissioner.
If Interplay continues to shirk its responsibility to employees, the state can take the company to court to seek assets, Fryer said. "