|Much thanks to briosafreak via his blog about the play.tm interview!
A couple of highlights -
Do Bethesda own the Fallout 'IP' in its entirety? We hear noises of an MMO from Interplay.
PH - "We own Fallout. Period. We have licensed rights to Interplay, under certain conditions, to develop an MMO. But we still own the Fallout IP in its entirety."
......in other words - Bethesda pwnz the Fallout IP fanbitchez!!!11! so get used to it.
---And a little more info on Dogmeat for those interested -
Dogmeat. Will our relationship with this canine companion help emotionally engage the player? Peter Molyneux's said he's using a dog in Fable 2 to help foster emotions in players.
I think that would depend on the player. If you don't want a dog, don't let him come with you. He's a memorable "figure" from the previous games and we felt that in doing Fallout 3 we really needed to have a dog, called Dogmeat, who would go along with you. How attached you get to him is really up to you, as is everything else in the game.
You can read the original interview @ play.tm here, but stop by briosafreak's blog and give the guy some traffic!