The Fallout MMO, which has been chugging along for a while now with seemingly little progress made, is now in danger of going under completely as the game’s developers stare down the barrel of a rusty, post-apocalyptic gun.
Interplay, which has been around for decades, is a few million in the hole at the moment, with “substantial debts”. It’s also in the midst of a legal battle over the fate of the Fallout MMO, which would be entirely moot if the company can’t raise some cash.
Putting the Fallout MMO to the side for a moment, it would be a sad day were Interplay to face closure or have to sell up. First founded all the way back in 1983, the publisher has been behind games like Battle Chess, Earthworm Jim, the original Fallout games and Star Trek: 25th Anniversary.
This wouldn’t be the first time Interplay has stared the abyss in the face, either, as in 2005 the company was forced to move out of its main offices and sell off some of its IP in order to stay afloat. One of those properties sold was the Fallout licence, leading to the current legal battles.