In perhaps the first concrete evidence that the Mayans were correct in
their assessment of when the world may end, Interplay CEO Herve Caen
announced that the beta testing phase of their controversial Fallout
MMOG would be ready for play by 2012. The struggle between Bethesda and
Interplay over the license to the IP has been dragging through the
courts for several years now and could still pose a threat to either
side developing a quality MMOG, lets keep our fingers crossed that they
get it right.
From the official release:
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 21, 2010 Interplay
Entertainment Corp. (OTC BB:IPLY) announced today that the Company has
signed definitive agreements with Masthead Studios concerning the
development of Interplays post-apocalyptic Massively Multiplayer
Online Game (MMOG), code named Project: V13.
Project: V13 has been under development at Interplay since November
2007 by some of the original Fallout® creators. Masthead joined the
project in early 2009 and development continues under Interplays
direction and control. Project: V13 will utilize the proprietary tools
and MMOG technology Masthead developed for its Earthrise project.
Commenting on the announcement, Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Herve Caen said, Mastheads technology is impressive and
perfect for our Project: V13. Its team is passionate to bring our
vision and game play to the market. This MMOG will have many unique
features that we will disclose before launch of the public Beta in
Masthead Studios President Atanas Atanasov said, Project: V13
incorporates many creative and technological innovations. We believe it
will be a unique experience. Our technology will continue to evolve in
order to realize all the extraordinary content and features Interplay
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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