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Interplay/Fallout Online Woes

A new SEC filing from Interplay indicates the company's financial woes continue, according to Gamasutra, and their continued operations are in jeopardy without an infusion of new capital soon. This threatens development of Fallout Online, the MMORPG at the center of an ongoing legal battle with Bethesda Softworks, as word is these money troubles may force them to cut their staff, which currently only consists of 11 employees (seven of whom are developers), or sell off further assets. Word is Interplay was down to $3,000.00 in cash on hand by the end of last year, compared with accumulated operating deficits of over $2.8 million, which includes unpaid compensation to the board of directors as well as back taxes and penalties. "We currently have some obligations that we are unable to meet without generating additional income or raising additional capital," the company warned stockholders. "If we cannot generate additional income or raise additional capital in the near future, we may become insolvent and/or be made bankrupt and/or may become illiquid or worthless."

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13. Re: Interplay/Fallout Online Woes Jun 1, 2011, 15:48 Warskull
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2011, 14:24:
From the get go this was all about trying to squeeze Bethsoft for cash, plain and simple. Everyone including them knew they'd never build the thing or get the financing for it. This is just a case of IP squatting on a technicality. Shame of it is that this has set back any chance for a Fallout world for several years.

At the same time Bethesda didn't want to pay for the rights to an MMO. We all know Fallout is an extremely valuable IP and they passed on the MMO rights because they were being cheap.
 
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