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Offline Rictor

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Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
http://www.destructoid.com/fallout-mmo-interplay-says-yes--28559.phtml

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While Bethesda scooped up the rights to a true Fallout sequel, Interplay, the original publishers of Fallout, managed to hang on to the rights to make a Fallout MMO, and according to this SEC filing, they intend to do just that, and very soon.

Maybe you should, I dunno...pay your employees, get out of debt or set up a decent website before embarking on mutli-year multi-million dollar adventures to compete against the most popular PC game in the world.

I'm baffled and amused by this, as I'm sure many others are as well. I mean, what can you say? It's so absurd, it defies arguement.

 

Offline Deepblue

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
I wouldn't count on it being good considering the budget.

 

Offline Rictor

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
I wouldn't count on it having, say, graphics, considering the budget. Or an installer. Or a loading screen. Or any levels. Or interactivity. Or gameplay.

It'll just be a picture taped top a monitor, while the picture will be of a level created using the original Doom engine by the night janitor on his 15-minute break.

 

Offline Nix

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
If you've read thier mission statement, they decided to re-align themselves in the MMO world...  Of course Fallout would be the title of choice, and with backing from ANOTHER developer or publisher, you MIGHT just be surprised.  Though I'm not holding my breath....

 

Offline Turambar

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
why MMO's?

oh right, making money has become more important than making good games.
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Offline Rictor

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
Bethesda bought the rights to Fallout but Interplay retained the right to make a Fallout MM0. So they're taking the MMORPG route because that's all they can do.

 

Offline Turambar

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
you mean instead of coming up with something new? creative? worth playing?
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Offline Taristin

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
They're bankrupt, remember?

Gotta work with what you have at hand.
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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
...a cardboard box and scraps from the local McDonald's dumpster? :p

 

Offline Nix

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
And yet you all forget that they can get funding from other studios and publishers, akin to how independent filmakers get funding from other producers to make thier films.  Interplay alone will not be able to do this, but partner up with a big company who's willing to take a risk and bank on a franchise to make money (sadly, yes, it's all about the money today) and you could be heading back into the black.  One of two things will happen from this, either Interplay will be "reborn", or they will finally be finished and wiped clean from the market.  Part of me hopes that they'll make it, and yet, most of my feelings wish interplay would die like pac-man.  Just implode on itself until there's nothing left. 

 

Offline aldo_14

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
****, I suppose if people are still injecting cash into Phantom, it's not that shocking Interplay think they can get funding.

After all, it's not as if MMORPGs have a high failure rate, is it?














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Offline Nix

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
Move the corporation to Korea, let them be assimilated by NCSoft, and be done with it.  The reason why I'd like to see Interplay fold is that the IP rights to several titles would probably be sold, instead of hanging in limbo forever, and be put to good use. 

 

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
****, I suppose if people are still injecting cash into Phantom, it's not that shocking Interplay think they can get funding.

actually, no, they've seem to have changed direction. they're supposedly doing some online content delivery system now.
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Offline aldo_14

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
****, I suppose if people are still injecting cash into Phantom, it's not that shocking Interplay think they can get funding.

actually, no, they've seem to have changed direction. they're supposedly doing some online content delivery system now.

The company has also renamed itself to 'Phantom'.

 

Offline kode

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
****, I suppose if people are still injecting cash into Phantom, it's not that shocking Interplay think they can get funding.

actually, no, they've seem to have changed direction. they're supposedly doing some online content delivery system now.

The company has also renamed itself to 'Phantom'.

but do they fight crime?
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Offline Ulala

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
I'm a fan of Fallout, but not a fan of MMOs. *sigh*
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Offline Cabbie

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
why MMO's?

oh right, making money has become more important than making good games.

Well thats the bottom line philosophy of most game companies.  But usually good games bring in the money right? RIGHT?!!  :(

 

Offline aldo_14

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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
I'm a fan of Fallout, but not a fan of MMOs. *sigh*

s'alright, I believe Bethseda own the rights and are making a 3rd installment; IIRC Interplay sold them on the condition of keeping the MMO rights for the brand (confusingly) for exactly this project.

 

Offline Centrixo

Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
i hope interplay comes back.
they have done alot of good games.
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Re: Interplay to create Fallout MMO.
wow... what I've dreamed for long COULD become true ! :eek2: