Bethesda Settles with Interplay for Fallout MMO Rights

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ZeniMax today announced that a settlement has been reached in the Bethesda vs Interplay lawsuit over the MMO rights based on the Fallout brand. ZeniMax will pay Interplay $2 million and Bethesda will continue to own all Fallout rights. Interplay will be able to sell previous Fallout titles through December 2013.

"Under the terms of the settlement, the license granted to Interplay to develop the Fallout MMO is null and void, and all rights granted to Interplay to develop a Fallout MMO revert back to Bethesda, effective immediately. Interplay has no ongoing right to use the Fallout brand or any Fallout intellectual property for any game development. ZeniMax will pay Interplay $2 million as consideration in the settlement, each party will bear its own costs of the litigation, and Bethesda will continue to own all Fallout intellectual property rights. Interplay will be permitted to continue to sell the original Fallout ®Tactics, Fallout® and Fallout® 2 PC games through December 2013, after which time all rights to market those games revert to and become the sole property of Bethesda. Under the original agreement pursuant to which Bethesda had acquired the Fallout property, Interplay was granted certain merchandising rights to sell those original Fallout games, but those merchandising rights will now expire on December 31, 2013."

 

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  • Developer: Bethesda Softworks
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Genre: RPG
  • Release Date: January 28, 2015
  • Link: The Official Site
  • ESRB Rating:
Mature

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