Seems like Bethesda is looking to revoke the rights for a Fallout MMO
from Interplay. In a recent 10-k filing
by Interplay, the following paragraph appeared:
Interplay recently received notice that Bethesda Softworks, LLC ("Bethesda") intends to terminate the trademark license agreement between Bethesda and Interplay which was entered into April 4, 2007 for the development of FALLOUT MMOG. Despite the fact that no formal action is currently pending, Bethesda claims that Interplay is in breach of the trademark license agreement for failure to commence fill scale development of same by April 4, 2009 and to secure certain funding for the MMOG. Interplay adamantly disputes these claims. Although the potential damages are currently unknown, if Bethesda ultimately prevails and cancels the trademark license agreement, Interplay would lose its license back of the "Fallout" MMOG and any damages resulting therefrom are unknown at this time.
Recently, Interplay stated
they are in the works of a Project:13 which I thought would be the code name for the Fallout MMO. It might still be but this could put a wrench into things. In any case, Bethesda lawyers seem to be working some extra hours lately because they also killed
the Windows Mobile theme that was really, really cool as well as taking the video down showing you how it looked.
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