Bethesda Win Rights To Fallout MMO From Interplay

By Darryl Kaye on January 10, 2012, 5:25AM EST

Bethesda has won its long-running legal battle against Interplay over the rights to the Fallout MMO, which was in development by Interplay.

The ruling grants full rights of the Fallout intellectual property to Bethesda, rendering Interplay's licence to the Fallout MMO void. However, as part of the agreement, Bethesda was ordered to pay $2 million to Interplay. Due to the nature of the decision, both sides covered their own legal costs.

Interplay, who created the Fallout brand, will also be allowed to continue selling earlier Fallout properties, such as Fallout Tactics and Fallout 1/2 until December 2013. At that point, they will also the hand the rights of those games over to Bethesda, who purchased the licence to Fallout from Interplay in 2004.

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