Yep, Bethesda and Interplay Have Settled. Apparently.
Yesterday, we asked if Bethesda and Interplay had nearly settled their legal dispute over the rights to make a Fallout MMO. It turns out no, they had not. Because apparently they actually have already reached a settlement several weeks back. That news comes courtesy of Duck and Cover, who claim that they’ve confirmed the settlement, which will be officially announced sometime this month:
Today, DAC has confirmation that a settlement has, in fact, taken place. It actually took place the day of the trial – and had I been able to get online and sort through the documents I would have reported as much. We do not yet have the details of the settlement – they will be announced this month (January 2012) – but we can report that on the day of trial, the atmosphere in the court room was tense until the judge recessed. This recess was extended, and then they recessed for lunch. After the lunch recess, the court room was locked to everyone except attorneys and clients. When our source asked why this was the case, our source was told it was because they were working out a settlement. The following day, another source called the court reporter to ask what the next hearing schedule for the case was – this source was told there was no schedule as a settlement had been reached.
OK, so no links are provided and sources are nil. Also, no docs have been made public. So… we really don’t know if this is on the level or not. But assuming it is, then we may actually see a Fallout MMO within our lifetime. Whether or not we’d want to play it is another thing entirely. TOR, people. It owns you.