Coming to you from Interplay... Project V13
Okay, so we don't know that it's a Fallout MMO that Interplay is working on. But if it isn't a Fallout MMO, then Interplay is pulling one of the best shenanigans ever seen. Interplay has released a new website that is featuring something called Project V13. The art looks like classic Fallout, and we're probably talking about the adventures of Vault 13 this time around.
Adding more fuel to the fire is the annoucement that Interplay has hired Chris Taylor as Lead System Designer for the project, who was part of the original Fallout team. He'll be joining other unnamed members of the original Fallout team on Project V13 as well.
The company also announced that Chris Taylor, a game designer who was a part of the original Fallout game development team at Interplay in 1994, has rejoined the company. Taylor will serve as Lead System Designer for ÂProject V13,Â the working title of InterplayÂs next generation Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO) currently in development. Taylor joins other original Fallout team members on staff at InterplayÂs internal game studio, which recently opened an office in Irvine, Calif. Additional development staff members continue to be hired as the project ramps-up.
It's true that Interplay sold the rights to the IP to Bethesda (hence Fallout 3, due out next month), but they did retain the rights to a MMO version for the IP. Here's to hoping!
For more information, please check the Interplay Official Site.