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The once and future FOOL
The once and future FOOL [ Game -> Interview ]
Posted by King of Creation Fri 07 Apr 2006, 2:14 PM
More info on Person: Feargus Urquart | More info on Game: Fallout: Online

Total Video Games had an interview with Feargus Urquart. It's mainly about Obsidian's NeverWinter Nights 2, but he mentions some things about a Fallout MMORPG that could have been...

Obsidian, and your own background, is all about RPGs; have you ever thought about taking the leap into MMOs?

Um, I don't think so. We [Black Isle] had an opportunity to make an MMO, and I said no. Brian Fargo who was running Interplay at the time was really on it; we 'had words'. My mother's a Cockney so she taught me a few words so when I get angry, I 'have words'. It was a good meeting.

The reason at the time, because I would have loved to have made a Fallout MMO, was that I believed that Interplay was just not in a situation where they had the resources to do it. When you go off to do an MMO it's going to cost $100 million before you get it on the shelf; you've gotta buy servers and you've gotta have service people, and you have to have Game Masters. It's an undertaking, and on top of that, it means that you do have to do all that stuff so what else are you going to focus on? What other games are you going to be able to make?

I'd be interested in hearing how Feargus would have made the game. Would he have kept the third person view? How would he have handled combat?

Spotted @ RPG Codex
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