Zenimax announced today that they are establishing a seperate gaming division which will focus on the MMO segment. The division will be headed by Matt Firor, founder of Mythic Entertainment and producer of Dark Age of Camelot. From the press release:
“This could not be a more perfect opportunity for me,” said Matt. “I am extremely impressed with ZeniMax and Bethesda Softworks management – their development philosophy closely matches my own, with an emphasis on quality, innovation, and craftsmanship. I am eager to get back to what I love – the development of cutting edge MMOG titles.”
At the moment, the rights to make a Fallout MMO are owned by Interplay. However, if Herve Caen should fail to fulfill the requirements of his deal with Bethesda (which seems likely), Interplay would lose those rights, paving the way for a Fallout MMO by Bethesda.