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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Company -> Update ] - News related to Top Story: Interplay and Masthead seal the deal | More info on Company: Interplay | More info on Company: Masthead Studios | More info on Game: Fallout: Online | More info on Game: Project V13

Interplay and Masthead Studios have finalized their agreement to develop the post-apocalyptic MMO codenamed Project V13. As Duck and Cover has reported in the past, Project V13 is the codename for Interplay's Fallout MMO. Interplay's rights to develop and release it using the Fallout name, however, are caught up in a legal battle with current IP owner Bethesda. As we recently reported, Interplay is set to release the game as a new IP rather than as a Fallout game if they fail to prevail in the court case. Here is the press release from Interplay:


LOS ANGELES, CA, January 21, 2010 — Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC BB:IPLY) announced today that the Company has signed definitive agreements with Masthead Studios concerning the development of Interplay’s post-apocalyptic Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG), code named “Project: V13.”

Project: V13 has been under development at Interplay since November 2007 by some of the original Fallout® creators. Masthead joined the project in early 2009 and development continues under Interplay’s direction and control. Project: V13 will utilize the proprietary tools and MMOG technology Masthead developed for its “Earthrise” project.

Commenting on the announcement, Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Herve Caen said, “Masthead’s technology is impressive and perfect for our Project: V13. Its team is passionate to bring our vision and game play to the market. This MMOG will have many unique features that we will disclose before launch of the public Beta in 2012.”

Masthead Studios President Atanas Atanasov said, “Project: V13 incorporates many creative and technological innovations. We believe it will be a unique experience. Our technology will continue to evolve in order to realize all the extraordinary content and features Interplay has designed.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Interplay
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Southern California, Interplay Entertainment Corp. develops, publishes and licenses video game software. The company has produced and licensed titles for many of the most popular interactive entertainment software platforms in the action/arcade, adventure/RPG and strategy/puzzle categories. Its portfolio of well-recognized Intellectual Properties includes Battlechess, Clayfighter, Dark Alliance, Descent, Earthworm Jim, Freespace, Giants, Messiah, MDK, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice. Interplay is also the original creator of the post-apocalyptic games Fallout®, Fallout® 2, Fallout® Tactics and Brotherhood of Steel video games. For more information, please visit

About Masthead Studios
Masthead Studios is a growing game development company focused on MMORPG games, founded in 2005 in Bulgaria. Masthead has access to abundant local and international talent, and is employing some of the best programmers and graphic artists in Europe. In addition to its work on Project: V13, the company is currently developing Earthrise, a next-generation post-apocalyptic MMORPG, using its proprietary game engine and platform.

You can find the original press release at Interplay's website.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hush little baby don't you talk. Momma Gotta keep it on the down low.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's a little bit sad that all of this boring legal wrangling stuff between IPLY and Bethesda is far more fascinating than almost any of the news about Fallout 3 ever was.

With any luck, Interplay/Masthead will end up producing/distributing the Fallout MMO - I'll definitely check it out if they do it. If Bethesda does it, I'm not wasting any more money on a shitty Fallout-themed Elder Scrolls game, even if it is an MMO
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