The Almighty Dollar strikes again, with word that Bethesda is none too pleased with Interplay’s progress on a Fallout MMO. Interplay sold the rights to Fallout to Bethesda a few years ago, and those rights included everything except an MMO. Hence, Fallout 3. But! Now Bethesda, seeing so many dollar signs, is asking Interplay what’s up with its supposed MMO. Translation: Hey, Interplay, if you don’t make that Fallout: The MMO, we’ll gladly do it, and get mad money in the process.
Please note that no actions have been taken just yet. It’s more a shot across the bow more than anything.
Bethesda doesn’t like how Interplay hasn’t secured sufficient funding for the MMO, and that full-scale development didn’t by the previously agreed upon April 4, 2009 date.
It’s basically two companies acting like babies. “Hey, you’re not properly exploiting the license! We could be making money here!”
And how long till someone develops a video game based on those Somali pirates? I bet it’ll be an action RPG à la Kingdom Hearts.