Interplay - Starts Internal Development
Proving that you really can't can't trust the undead to stay down comes the Bizzaro-world news that not only is Interplay reviving an in-house development studio to work on an unannounced MMOG (no prizes for guessing) but that they have hired Jason Anderson (Fallout and ex-Troika-ite) as Creative Director:
"This quarter marks an important milestone in the company's difficult turnaround period of the past three years," commented, Interplay Chairman and CEO Herve Caen. "We are now focused on a two-pronged growth strategy. As we are working to secure funding for the development of a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) based on the popular Fallout franchise, we are at the same time exploring ways to leverage our impressive portfolio of gaming properties through sequels and various development and publishing arrangements."
Caen went on to note that the company is resuscitating its in-house game development studio and has hired Jason Anderson, veteran of Fallout 1 and 2, as creative director of an unannounced MMOG.