Things weren't looking good for Interplay earlier this year
and, uh, much hasn't changed since then. Even though the company had virtually no money, it still wanted to make the Fallout
MMO, Project V-13
. Well, Interplay's got another hurdle now: Bethesda. The Oblivion
and Fallout 3
developer claims that Interplay infringed on its trademark, court documents
show. Interplay disagrees, obviously, and says it still holds the rights to develop the title with Masthead Studios
, even though it failed to commence the stipulated full-scale development by April 4, 2009.
has more info on the lawsuit, which also mentions Interplay's licensing of the original Fallout
games for digital distribution through services such Steam, GOG.com and GameTap. Bethesda says this has caused "immediate, substantial, and irreparable harm." But, hey, it's not all frowns and sad faces. Above this text is a neat piece of concept art for Project V-13
from Natiq Aghayev. Man, we never thought post-apocalyptia could look so good.
- Court documents [Via VG247