Freespace IP now with Interplay

Friday, 7th June 2013 00:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Interplay has purchased the Freespace property, Volition’s late 1990′s space combat sim.

Interplay picked up the property for $7,500, a recent court document [PDF] reveals. As of May 10, THQ and Volition have given up all rights to the franchise.

It’s a rather neat cycle, as Interplay originally published both titles.

Freespace is a series of two games; 1998′s Descent: FreeSpace and 1999′s Freespace 2. Both were developed at Volition before its acquisition by THQ, and are still available via

Interplay, in case you’ve forgotten, developed and published the original Fallout, and its alumni are associated with a number of past and present RPG developers including BioWare, Troika, Obsidian and inXile. It doesn’t do much nowadays except go to court about Fallout Online and make vague noises about resurrecting Black Isle Studios.

Thanks, Polygon.



  1. fearmonkey

    $7,500? For such great games….wow

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xxJPRACERxx

    Yeah, it’s crazy. This is one of the best space sim/action series ever!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    Bloody hell, if I had know it was going that cheap I would have bought it myself.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Gheritt White

    Oh gosh, I’ve backed so many Kickstarter projects, but I’d happily spare $30 for this.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. RandomTiger

    Me too, you might want check out the fs2_open source code project if you dont know about it already.

    #5 2 years ago

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