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Leonard Boyarsky and the PA game
Interview - posted by Vault Dweller on Fri 27 August 2004, 20:38:46Tags: Leonard Boyarsky; Troika Games
DAC has scored an interview with Leonard Boyarsky of Troika's fame.
On the subject of Fallout 3, how do you feel about Bethesda getting the license, and what direction do you see them taking the series?It's always sad when creativity is restricted by clueless morons. I don't mean only games that Troika would want to work on, but also Jefferson, Van Buren, and any other good games that were never made.
To be perfectly honest, I was extremely disappointed that we did not get the chance to make the next Fallout game. This has nothing to do with Bethesda, itâ€™s just that weâ€™ve always felt that Fallout was ours and it was just a technicality that Interplay happened to own it. It sort of felt as if our child had been sold to the highest bidder, and we had to just sit by and watch. As far as where they will take it, youâ€™d have to ask them that. Since I have absolutely no idea what their plans are, I canâ€™t comment on whether I think theyâ€™re going in the right direction with it or not.
Thereâ€™s been a lot of debate since I said that we were considering real time with pause over turn based so that we could get this game made. The fact of the matter is that weâ€™re not self funded, we rely solely on publishers to fund our projects. Most publishers have flat out told us that they will not be funding any turn based games, and are not even interested in discussing them. If we canâ€™t sell a Troika post apocalyptic RPG to a publisher, it will never get made, itâ€™s as simple as that.