Fallout MMO in Trouble as Interplay Struggles

We’ve talked off and on about the Interplay’s Fallout MMO and the troubles it’s faced. Originally slated to launch in 2012, it’s been the subject of a protracted legal battle with Bethesda. Now all that may cease to matter, as it looks like Interplay’s financial situation could finish off the publisher once and for all.

Interplay’s annual report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that the publisher is having cash problems that could impact its “ability to continue as a going concern.” The report says,

As of December 31, 2010, our cash balance was approximately $3,000 and our working capital deficit totalled approximately $2,877,000.

If we do not receive sufficient financing or sufficient funds from our operations we may (i) liquidate assets, (ii) seek or be forced into bankruptcy and/or (iii) continue operations, but incur material harm to our business, operations or financial condition.

These measures could have a material adverse effect on our ability to continue as a going concern.

No word on how this might affect the aforementioned lawsuit, but if Interplay can’t keep its head above water, it’s likely our only chance at a Fallout MMO rests with Bethesda.

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3 Comments on Fallout MMO in Trouble as Interplay Struggles

Cafuddled

On May 31, 2011 at 9:29 am

If you ever frequented the official forum you could have seen their demise one way or another at least 6 months a go. A case of “all the gear, no idea”. Shame as the whole theory of the game sounded promising, but just did not have the creative ambition or muscle behind it to compete in this day and age.

VodkaChill

On May 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

This is sad news.

SupremeAllah

On May 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I guess that would also dash one’s hopes for a new Carmageddon game.