Chris Taylor dropped by the Interplay forums to answer a fan question about the learning curve and interface for Project V13, Interplay's in-the-works Fallout (or maybe not) MMO. Check it out:
Question: Will Fallout fans be able to pick this up and play it right off the bat? For example maybe some random fan will log in and think to him/herself "Hey! I remember this and that from Fallout 2! I got this game in the bag!". Or will this almost be a whole new game and thus will have a pretty big learning curve for both fans and none fans?
Chris Taylor: Interesting question.
It's going to have a whole new user interface, but we don't want to have a long learning curve to learn how to play. A long learning curve to master the game? Fine. But, we'd like people to jump right in and start playing.