Tag Archives: fallout mmo
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 11:55 GMT
Bethesda parent company Zenimax will pay out $2 million to Interplay as part of a settlement returning all Fallout MMO rights to the Fallout 3 publisher.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 22:52 GMT
The protracted legal wrangling over Fallout Online may have come to an end.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 01:53 BST
Bethesda’s latest salvo in the legal battle against Interplay’s Fallout MMO has failed to secure the publisher’s position.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 | 19:04 BST
A US district court judge has denied Bethesda’s request for a temporary restraining order against Masthead, co-developer of Interplay’s Fallout MMO.
Fri, Jan 21, 2011 | 20:49 GMT
Bethesda VP of PR Pete Hines has told VG247 in unequivocal terms that Bethesda, not Interplay, owns the rights to develop any Fallout MMO.
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 | 20:40 GMT
Bethesda argued in court filings yesterday that its Fallout MMO licensing agreement with Interplay was clear-cut, and Interplay cannot legally use anything pertaining to the franchise, other than the name ‘Fallout” and is violating this agreement by using assets from the Fallout universe.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010 | 10:40 BST
Interplay president Eric Caen has revealed Bethesda had previously turned down the rights to develop a Fallout MMO before the release of Fallout 3.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | 22:45 BST
Update: Well, apparently, the proceedings are not over. According to Peter Hines, it’s “still ongoing and has not been resolved. It is a minor procedural thing that took place, not a dropping of the lawsuit.”
“The bottom line is it’s an ongoing legal matter, it’s in no way, shape or form done,” Hines continued. “We’re going to let the process play out in the courts, which is what we’ve said all along, but beyond that I can’t give specifics as to procedures. That’s not my domain.” (via Kotaku)
Original: Looks like Bethesda has decided to drop its appeal for an injunction against Interplay, which means that development on the Fallout MMO (Project V13) may proceed.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 | 14:23 GMT
According to papers filed in the court case between Interplay and Bethesda, the Oblivion developer has been working on a “World of Warcraft type MMO.”
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 | 19:43 GMT
US District Court judge Deborah K. Chasanow has denied Bethesda’s motion for an injunction against Interplay over licensing for the Fallout MMO its working on, and the Fallout Trilogy containing Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics.
For now, at least, Interplay will be able to continue selling the bundle and the individual games, as well as continue to work on the MMO (Project V13) due to the licensing deal forged between the two companies during 2007 , in which Bethesda purchased the franchise for $5.75 million.
Bethesda filed suit against Interplay earlier in the year not only over the Fallout MMO, but claiming that the Trilogy pack would confuse consumers into thinking it was Fallout 3.
More through Gamasutra.
Sat, Nov 14, 2009 | 14:26 GMT
What is being claimed as the first official in-game screenshots for Interplay’s Fallout MMO, Project V13, are over on The Vault Wiki.
The site says it received the shots form an anonymous source, which it fails to name due to the current court battle between Bethesda and Interplay.
Go have a look, and judge for yourself.
Mon, Nov 02, 2009 | 13:40 GMT
In between its lawsuit with Bethesda over the rights to the IP, Interplay has released concept art of the Fallout MMO, which is still in development at the studio, despite the lawsuit.
“Keep in mind that this is concept art. It’s not finalized art, but it will give you a feel for what we are aiming for with V13,” said Interplay’s Chris Taylor.
Fri, Oct 30, 2009 | 20:13 GMT
Looks as though the court dealings between Interplay and Bethesda over the Fallout MMO are not over just yet.
According to a post on Interplay’s forums, the firm’s in-house has said that a hearing in the case is still “weeks away”.
You will not often hear from me, but as Interplay’s in-house lawyer I feel the need to set the record straight here…
The Court has not ruled on Bethesda’s Motion for Prelminary Injunction. A proposed order was filed with our Opposition to the Motion, but that is not the same as an Order of the Court. The hearing is weeks away. Interplay will issue an official statement if there is a material development that needs to be addressed. Please do not rely on rumor or speculation.
In the meantime, we all appreciate your enthusiasm and support.
Meanwhile, a new piece of concept art for the MMO was released, which is what you see above, and there is another one through here.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 | 16:07 BST
Interplay’s 10-K mentions under “legal filings” that Bethesda may be challenging its right to a Fallout MMO.
According to the document, Bethesda has yet to file proper action at this time; however, the Fallout 3 developers claim Interplay is in breech of trademark.
Under the terms of Interplay using the Fallout name, the firm was to have started full scale work on the title by April 4, 2009 and secured funding for the MMO.
From the document:
Interplay recently received notice that Bethesda Softworks, LLC (“Bethesda”) intends to terminate the trademark license agreement between Bethesda and Interplay which was entered into April 4, 2007 for the development of FALLOUT MMOG. Despite the fact that no formal action is currently pending, Bethesda claims that Interplay is in breach of the trademark license agreement for failure to commence fill scale development of same by April 4, 2009 and to secure certain funding for the MMOG. Interplay adamantly disputes these claims. Although the potential damages are currently unknown, if Bethesda ultimately prevails and cancels the trademark license agreement, Interplay would lose its license back of the “Fallout” MMOG and any damages resulting therefrom are unknown at this time.
Bethesda is claiming neither of the conditions were met.
Tue, Sep 23, 2008 | 23:07 BST
Interplay has confirmed that the Fallout MMO it talked about earlier this year is underway, and that it has an internal codename of Project V13.
The info comes from the company’s new site. Click on the “new offices” button to see for yourself.
Interplay had previously said it was seeking funds for the project: looks as though it found some.
No date. Thanks, Destructoid.