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so is there going to a bolders gate for pc that is similar to skyrim?
i would buy and be a part of it

That would be WAY too much like an Elder Scrolls game.
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Ah, but does anyone know that Interplay actually stopped development on a Fallout game once Beth got the development rights leaving them out cold (to be fair, Interplay DID have that license for awhile and didn't drop anything after 2, but a 3 was rumored to be in the works. They were doin something, WHAT is the question as Fallout3 sucked up alotta money).
So Interplay said "It's ours, WE MADE IT!", but Atari (i think it was Atari.. who owned Fallout Trademark and Copyrights back in those days?) was like "Nah homie, we're given it to Beth. Give it a Oblivion feel to it and bring Fallout universe to the 21st century.". Interplay was like aight.. I'll just drop an MMO on your candy asses, you don't own that do ya!
Then Interplay learned they would have to give Beth royalties over the brand. So Interplay decided.. to just sit on it. Hell, Interplay has been shopping for a damn developer for Fallout 3 for years! Bethesada really wanted to uh, "touch" Fallout and after Oblivion what are you going to say.. No?
And considering they immediately OUTSOURCED New Vegas to a 3rd party.. *breathes deeply* "The force is strong in this one, yes"

They made a van buren but, it was cancelled and they did start producing a fallout after selling the rights. the started making fool, fallout online. how ever it is rumored Beth didn't think they would act on the IP so Beth also made fool and when they found interplay was trying to make it they sued for the IP having already started production on it.

also that story is the biggest load of BS ever. Interplay sold sold the rights to Beth with the exclusion of an MMO aka FOOL.
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LEAVE INTERPLAY ALONE!
I don't want them getting butthurt and abandoning Descent 4.

DUDE there isn ot interplay every one left or was fired after no one was payed and they got sued by employees who did not get paid. Obsidian and InXile are the true Interplay since every from interplay works at those studios save for the few employees who went else where.
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Oh god, mods should ban for a few days those users that comment in a news section without even reading a few lines about whats going on.

So, for the uneducated ones:

a) Interplay sold the Fallout IP for nearly $6.000.000 to Bethesda
b) Bethesda licensed Interplay to develop a Fallout MMO with some terms.
c) Interplay failed to comply with those terms.
d) Bethesda went to court in order to end the contract.

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So, we are discussing 2 very different things:
a) The ownership of the Fallout IP, which was legally obtained by Bethesda.
b) The trials the happened during the development of Fallout MMO.

There is nothing to discuss in the a) part, and you may want to look at how Bethesda was stalling the development by suing (in b) and, at the same time, was claiming the contract wasn't being fulfilled.

But, for gods sake, stop commenting on news articles you don't have a grasp about.

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i never knew they licensed the MMO to interplay, I had though interplay reserved those rights.
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I would prefer if Interplay would just.. stay out of it. This is good news.
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It be best if the franchise when to brian fargo and chris avallone
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