Fallout MMO and a Surprise

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Surprise surprise:

As we are working to secure funding for the development of a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) based on the popular Fallout franchise,” he continued, “we are at the same time exploring ways to leverage our impressive portfolio of gaming properties through sequels and various development and publishing arrangements.” Caen offered no further details on just what arrangements were being considered.

In a release, Interplay announced, though, that with the reopening of its in-house studio, it has hired former Fallout designer Jason Anderson, who previously left development of Fallout 2 to form Troika Games, as creative director.

I saw this at Gamasutra, Next Gen and RPGCodex and my jaw dropped every time.

Still hugs to Jason.

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5 thoughts on “Fallout MMO and a Surprise

  1. Pingback: Jason Anderson working for Interplay again « Troika Chronicles

  2. I am wondering, where exactly did this originate from? I don’t seem to be able to find any links on Gamasutra, and I haven’t been able to find it on Interplay’s pages. Well, actually, I have found a SEC filing dated November , but there is no mention of Anderson there. Am I missing something?

  3. No, I think Brother None is checking on that too, some reporter asked Herve about the attempt of creating a new development division, and he replied with that info.

    The problem is we don’t know who was that reporter, since half a dozen news with more or less the same content showed up at the same time, so some digging is in order.

  4. I hope it’s not another case of bad journalism at hand.
    I remember when Shacknews reported on a rumour that Irrational was making an X-COM game. Naturally, other sites quickly copied the news, linking to Shacknews, and then Bluesnews (I think it was Bluesnews anyway) added that the game was being made using the Unreal Engine 3. Mind you, nothing in the Shacknews report said anything about Unreal Engine 3. But then other sites started copying the news from Bluesnews with the same bit about Unreal Engine 3. So as you can see, misinformation had spread quickly.
    That’s not to say that there is no way that it is being made on UE 3 (IF it is being made), but seriously, that’s not very good journalism.

    Then there was the case of Eurogamer reporting on Croteam’s upcoming projects (makers of Serious Sam). They got the news from the Seriously! fansite and even though it was stated quite clearly that Croteam is working on Serious Sam 3 and an unannounced military game, they somehow managed to write the Croteam is working on SS 3 which is going to be a military game. And then other news sites got it from them and… same as the first example.

    Bah, I’ll stop “ranting” now 😉

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