Fallout 3 Licensing Deal With Bethesda
Softworks to Develop and Publish Fallout 3
) are a pair of
press releases announcing the continuation of the cult-classic Fallout series.
Here's a bit:
Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: IPLY -
News) today reported it has entered into a licensing agreement that will allow
Bethesda Softworks to develop and publish Fallout 3, a sequel to the highly
popular Fallout role-playing game franchise. The deal awards Bethesda exclusive
worldwide rights to publish the title for PC, console, and handhelds with the
rights to develop and publish future sequels. Interplay retains all online
gaming rights for the Fallout franchise, as well as ownership of the Fallout
intellectual property. The company announced last month its intent to enter into
Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming with titles including Fallout.
Commenting on the announcement, Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Herve Caen said, "This is a good agreement for both companies and for gamers.
Although we had a high level of interest in licensing Fallout among several
parties, we are most impressed by Bethesda's execution of role-playing titles.
Bethesda is an ideal steward of the Fallout franchise."
"We're extremely excited about this opportunity and what it means both for
Bethesda and for Fallout fans around the world," said Vlatko Andonov, president
of Bethesda Softworks. "Fallout is one of the great RPG franchises. Millions of
Fallout games have been sold worldwide, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the
release of a Fallout 3 title.