- Dec 13, 2008
They didn't sell the rights to a game, they sold the rights to the Fallout franchise, which didn't include the Fallout games Interplay had already made. They are still selling the Fallout Trilogy, which is Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics. They have never marketed it as Fallout 3, Bethesda's argument was that the name "Fallout Trilogy" was to mislead people into believing it included Fallout 1, 2, and 3. In reality, the Fallout Trilogy has been available since 2004 under the same name, far FAR before Fallout 3 was released so there's no way Interplay's got that kind of agenda.Sparrow said:That's total bull. Interplay are just being greedy. How can you justify selling your rights for a game away, but then breaking the agreement and selling the game under the same name?
Oh, and they can fuck right off for marketing it as Fallout 3.
They also said that "the licensing contract requires all advertising, packaging and other promotional material to be sent to them for approval first, which, according to the lawsuit, was never done by Interplay regarding neither the Fallout Trilogy pack, nor any of the releases through Good Old Games, Steam and other digital distribution platforms." which is also ridiculous for the same reason.
Bethesda are just being a bunch of greedy fucks in my opinion, trying to acquire the rights to the Fallout MMO using dirty legal action which they were contractually obliged to give to Interplay. (Bethesda: OOPS)
Personally, I'm glad Interplay is doing the MMO. Bethesda is rather famous for poor, poor quality control.