Originally Posted by mcg75
So in your world, you can sign contracts to do something but if you don't do what you promised, it's still ok? ROFL.
Interplay, due to their own incompetence going public, is the only one to blame here. They would have sold the rights to Fallout to anybody when things got bad.
Bethesda took what was a niche game and made it game of the year. Something Interplay could have never done.
Oblivion was a good game, the fallout mod they made for it was pretty good too, especially since the lore Interplay created for that universe was so strong.
Like i said very plainly in my first post, i understand they defaulted on their contract agreement, but if you look close you'll see the expectations of them were a bit ridiculous in the first place. 30 million is a lot of money to ask a small studio to raise in two years, etc.
Interplay is a good developer and they deserve a bit of recognition IMO, selling the fallout ip was their only option in the face of bankruptcy, times were hard, do your research. They didn't just whore it out because they wanted new shoes.
Giving them a contract extension or something was the least bethesda couldve done do show some respect, but instead they'll just continue to be greedy arrogant douches and sue people like notch for making games that use words in their game titles that are slightly similar to theirs.Edited by Rommel - 3/25/12 at 1:48pm