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Bethesda & Interplay Fallout Settlement Nears?

An article on The Fallout wiki attempts to summarize the current state of the long-running legal dispute between interplay and Bethesda over the rights to the Fallout series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games. This includes a Q&A that mentions that this no longer includes any conflict over the "Fallout Trilogy." Here's that: "Both sides have previously agreed to drop this from the case (Bethesda raised it, and Interplay agreed). The case now just concerns future Fallout games." There's also this update stating that Bethesda has filed a motion to seal portions of the case, saying that this can often be an indication that an out-of-court settlement is in the works. Thanks Le Wastelander.

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3. Re: Bethesda & Interplay Fallout Settlement Nears? Dec 29, 2011, 12:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
Krovven wrote on Dec 29, 2011, 12:11:
No matter how much you want to trash Interplay, they've been in the right almost every step of the way in these proceedings, and I've been saying so since the beginning. Bethesda was trying to bully them to take control of what was never rightfully theirs and has been turned down by the courts consistently. Bethesda broke the terms of the contract by suing and harassing Interplay and should lose the game/IP rights, reverting them back to Interplay.



From what I've read, you may very well be right. It's just a shame that the victors in this will be the scumbag Caen brothers who drove Interplay into the ground, shafting their investors and employees in the process. There are few less deserving of continuing to draw a salary than they are.
 
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