Those loveable softies over at Interplay have had it rough lately - the poor dears - with very little positive feedback from the public to encourage them on. But things are looking up now, because they've just been honoured with an award! And about bleedin' time too!
Shacknews have just announced the winners of their annual Warshaw Awards - apparently named after Scott Warshaw, creator of the infamous Atari 2600 game, E.T. There was tough competition this year... but in one certain category, there was no doubt at all who'd be walking away with the prize. Put your hands together ladies and gentlemen!
The Save Costs by Killing Off Your Best Asset Award Winner: Interplay
Last week it was revealed that Interplay (who for reasons unknown to me is still alive and kicking), has canceled Fallout 3 and dismantled what remained of the once great Black Isle Studios. Instead, Fallout fans can look forward to Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, a game that is nearly identically named to Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, but is in fact totally different, and will be released for PS2 and Xbox. Platforms, it should be pointed out, which the earlier Fallout titles have never been released on. Meanwhile PC gamers, who are the real market for the franchise, have nothing to look forward to. Good job, Interplay. Good luck pulling out of that financial nosedive.
Congratulations Interplay! Here we were thinking it'd be another quiet year without any accolades... but right at the end, BAM! Finally some recognition! Spotted at Evil Avatar.