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January 23rd, 2011, 21:20
Originally Posted by Dasale View Post
That's exactly the point, many players look at this case from what they know of each respective company, not from the case itself.

Interplay haven't released any good RPG (or game?) since many years, when Bethesda have released the "wonderful" Oblivion (I think it's a crap) then the "amazingly fun" Fallout 3 (can't comment), so yeah they clearly win the case.

In term of law it's pointless to discuss this, at this degree of nonsense agreements they sign, common sense means nothing.

From a morale point of view it's quite clear that Bethesda want all and not pay more, ie they want the MMO for free. This lawsuit won't cost them that much if they fail and if they win it's a huge profit. The counter argument is that with Fallout 3 and FNV they resurrected the brand so they own it now no matter any previous agreements and so should own any Fallout MMO.

Even if I see the points of the second arguing, this lawsuit is so silly that Bethesda should stop this non sense and make a Elder Scroll MMO if they really want make a MMO.
You might be correct if you ignored the legal contract Interplay signed. They had 2 years to secure 30 million minimum to fund the MMO, they did not. So they lose the rights. No mutants allowed of course side with interplay on this, that however does not make interplay right.

In reality interplay is pissed bethesda made all the money they have off o f oblivion and now want a peice of the pie.
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