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Company News Bethesda buys the Fallout IP

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Vault Dweller, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. sportforredneck Liturgist

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    But now we get the fun of Fallout Travels: Wasteland, for the NGAGE and cell phone.
     
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  2. taxacaria Scholar

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    http://hot.ee/fallout0/
     
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  3. sportforredneck Liturgist

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    I don't think Bethesda has the writing talents of:

    "2. Out of my way, slut."
     
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  4. Cimmerian Nights Liturgist

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    That's an awful lot of money for a franchise that's quite frankly, damaged goods. What assets are they really buying that will actually show up in a future game? Some concept art, a few legacy characters like Harold and the BOS? Without the creativity behind them it's just a flimsy facade.

    Wasn't Fallout's rising from the ashes of Wasteland not proof enough that creativity, not licensing drives good game development?
     
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  5. taxacaria Scholar

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    Think of the MMO : $30.000.000 minimum financing, Bethesda gets 12% =$3.600.000

    So : $5.750.000 - $3.600.000 = $2.150.000
    and if the MMO brings more bucks, they've got the IP for free.
     
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  6. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    What is this creativity you speak of?
     
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  7. serch Magister Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    So, when do we get to kill the messenger?
     
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  8. Claw Erudite Patron

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    Now the rape of Fallout by Todd Howard can begin.

    Of course not. That would require competence.


    I can't believe how Herve keeps this dead company running. He's virtually conjuring up money from nothing. You almost have to admire him.
     
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  9. sabishii Arbiter

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    This is MADNESS!
     
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  10. Davaris Arcane

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    While Interplay held the license, I held out hope that one day it would be licensed to a real CRPG developer. But now that Bethesda owns it lock stock and barrel, I’ve finally accepted that the Fallout franchise is dead. RIP dear Fallout.
     
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  11. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Hey, uhm, just for argument's sake...let's assume the MMO will never be made, and will certainly never bring in more bucks. I will boldly assume Bethesda's financial department made the same assumption.

    Also, Bethesda gets 12% royalties. Last time I checked, you don't pay royalties over financing, you pay royalties over sales.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. OccupatedVoid Arbiter

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    This is definitely a day of mourning for us all. :cry:

    RIP Fallout [​IMG]
     
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  13. Cimmerian Nights Liturgist

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    Wasteland indeed.
     
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  14. ibo Novice

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    Fallout is gone, they will deliver something from retards to retards :(
     
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  15. Grifman Liturgist

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    Because they didn't have the cash flow to finish it. An asset that needs cash to be takend advantage of doesn't do you much good when you don't have the cash to take advantage of it.
     
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  16. Grifman Liturgist

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    Why now? It's been dead since Interplay cancelled Fallout 3. This is just playing with the corpse. Did you really think it was going rise from the dead?
     
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  17. taxacaria Scholar

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    I know, Brother None.
    I've assumed that production will be cost-covering at least, what's not so far from reality last time I checked. :D
     
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  18. OccupatedVoid Arbiter

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    I found out the storyline of Fallout 3:

     
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  19. Surgey Scholar

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    Honestly, I'd rather it be in Todd's hands than Herve's. But I'd have to think about it.
     
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  20. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
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  21. Joe Krow Erudite

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    I don't see this as changing much. After Fall Out 3,4, and 5 no one else would have any interest in the IP anyway. No one making rpgs anyway.

    The timing seems a little curious though. If they had waited untill FO3 was a hit they could have asked for more money. Of course its typical arrogance on Bethesda's part to make an offer as if it already were.
     
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  22. suibhne Erudite

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    I don't fault Beth for making an offer; they'd be idiots not to, now that they've already committed to FO3. If anything, Herve sold them out on this - tho I'm sure they weren't too exercised about picking up the license before it appreciates post-FO3.

    The timing isn't curious at all, if you consider the possibility that Herve might not have (nearly) enough dinero to produce the FO MMO that's going to save his career from gulag.
     
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  23. Sovy Kurosei Erudite

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    I'm also wondering what would have happened to the license if Interplay went belly up. Like, would Bethesda still be able to sell Fallout 3 if the license was sold off to a company like Atari or Bioware? What about the options for Fallout four and five?
     
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  24. Micmu Magister

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    Well, now it's time for Betshit to start shutting down fansites and to dispatch an army of guerrilla marketeers.
    That's an excessive sum of money for a relatively unknown IP (to the Xbox audience). It'll be a slaughterhouse.
     
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  25. Zomg Arbiter

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    The MMO stuff is probably just the fulcrum for some scam of Herve's.
     
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