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Bethesda, Interplay Settle Fallout Lawsuit

Have you been waiting for the Fallout MMO, under development at Interplay since 2007? Players’ dreams of playing a massively multiplayer version of Bethesda’s post apocalyptic role playing game have come one step closer with the announcement of a settlement in the five-year-old court case.

Details surrounding the settlement between Bethesda and Interplay are still under wraps for the time being. Interplay sold the rights to the Fallout brand to Bethesda back in April of ’07. Shortly after the sale Bethesda launched a challenge stating that Interplay failed to meet certain requirements including deadlines.

As late as this past June, Interplay was insisting it had the rights to develop Fallout Online, despite being in a position of financial uncertainty.

We sold the Fallout IP to Bethesda in exchange for a certain amount of cash and the right to do the Fallout MMO.

Now that the case has been settled, let’s hope that the two parties can continue their work uninterrupted. Ideally, I’d love to see Fallout Online come to the PlayStation 3 alongside a new single player Fallout RPG powered by the Skyrim engine.