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Offline Starks

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Interplay back from the dead?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplay#Re-emergence

Just out of curiosity, who currently owns rights to the Freespace franchise? Interplay, THQ, or Volition?
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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
AFAIK, Interplay owns the rights to the franchise, THQ owns none of them, and :v: owns... some other rights. :p

A lawyer I'm not.

But, yeah, old news around here. If they actually start doing something with FS, then things would get interesting.

(And yes, we do know about the quote that says they'll be looking to expand on their franchises. FS was not in the list of franchises they said they'd be looking for sequels to.)
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Offline feltoar

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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
Interplay deserve to make a come back, they were responsible for many classics.

 

Offline zonination

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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
(And yes, we do know about the quote that says they'll be looking to expand on their franchises. FS was not in the list of franchises they said they'd be looking for sequels to.)

From the article...

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Among the projects Interplay has said it wants to develop are sequels to Earthworm Jim, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Descent, and MDK, provided it can find the financing.

I believe Freespace is part of the Descent franchise.
Correct me if I'm wrong though. I know for sure it's from the makers of Descent.
Subspace:
It's not a Shivan juggernaut.
It's a series of tubes.

Freespace is better than nothing.
Nothing is better than God.
Therefore, Freespace is better than God.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
I believe Freespace is part of the Descent franchise.
Correct me if I'm wrong though. I know for sure it's from the makers of Descent.
The same makers, yes. But the same series/franchise, no. Descent was Descent and FreeSpace was FreeSpace. The first FreeSpace had the prefix "Descent" in its name on some areas, like the U.S., but only because there was some disk management tool called FreeSpace on the market and no one wanted legal complications. The Prefix "Descent" was used in areas, where the Descent series had already been popular. Elsewhere, the prefix "Conflict" was used instead.
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Offline zonination

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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplay#Re-emergence

Just out of curiosity, who currently owns rights to the Freespace franchise? Interplay, THQ, or Volition?

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Volition Copyright (applies to original FreeSpace2 source code
developed and released by Volition):

"Copyright (C) Volition, Inc. 1999.  All rights reserved.

All source code herein is the property of Volition, Inc. You may not
sell or otherwise commercially exploit the source or things you
created based on the source."


Modifications by members of the FreeSpace Source Code Project are
released under whatever terms the individual authors choose, but the
above notice continues to apply to all fs2_open code.

Interplay owns the game license, and Volition owns the engine. Since Volition couldn't continue its FS legacy due to licensing problems with Interplay, they released the source code of the engine to the public.
That's why we have this forum. ;)




Also...
I believe Freespace is part of the Descent franchise.
Correct me if I'm wrong though. I know for sure it's from the makers of Descent.
The same makers, yes. But the same series/franchise, no. Descent was Descent and FreeSpace was FreeSpace. The first FreeSpace had the prefix "Descent" in its name on some areas, like the U.S., but only because there was some disk management tool called FreeSpace on the market and no one wanted legal complications. The Prefix "Descent" was used in areas, where the Descent series had already been popular. Elsewhere, the prefix "Conflict" was used instead.

That makes sense. Thanks for clarifying.
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Subspace:
It's not a Shivan juggernaut.
It's a series of tubes.

Freespace is better than nothing.
Nothing is better than God.
Therefore, Freespace is better than God.

 
Re: Interplay back from the dead?
Also Freespace and Descent can't be in the same universe, since Descent has humans having a different kind of FTL (warp drive) and no subspace, also they are fighting an alien virus which is completely different from any alien races in Freespace.
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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplay#Re-emergence

Just out of curiosity, who currently owns rights to the Freespace franchise? Interplay, THQ, or Volition?
                     

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Re: Interplay back from the dead?
anything that you would like to add to that...?
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