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Earlier this year, Bethesda finally acquired Interplay’s rights to a Fallout MMO after a lengthy courtroom battle. Developer of the Fallout MMO and sub-division of Interplay, Black Isle Studios, dropped the Fallout moniker and stuck with the name Project V13. The game is still in development, but the studio is turning to fans of post-apocalyptic games to help contribute money so the team can create a proof of concept prototype.
Contributors will earn badges of varying rank and exclusive forum access for their generosity. Unlike many other crowdfunding projects, backers won’t receive a copy of the game automatically. Once finished, Black Isle Studios will use the prototype to raise more money to complete the game.
As develop-online points out, Black Isle Studios’ website doesn’t necessarily state whether Project V13 is still an MMO. The game is described as a post-apocalyptic strategy RPG and mention vast worlds, interacting with NPCs, and skill progression. Watch the video below for more information and personal interviews from Project V13 developers. Visit Black Isle Studios' website to contribute.
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Meh, I really doubt Black Isles really has the ability to create an MMO like this, they're practically dead as a company. I was quite happy when the Fallout MMO was cancelled.
not a fan but good luck.
This game is something that I would personally stay away from till we see some more. It has been in development for too long. Add on top of that the fighting over the license, development talent leaving and so on...it seems likely that it is a mess.
I with the devs the best of luck, but consider me heavily skeptical.
So.... Black Isle decided to continue the project and thinks by changing the name they will avoid legal action? Smooth...
Sure sounds like an uphill battle...
I'd want more info first. No way is Black Isle going to be able to put out a decent MMO in their current condition, but who would want when when we could have a current-gen oldschool Fallout?
Doesnt matter what the name is its still fallout. Its going to fun and I cant wait to play it
I was interested in this project from the start, but am getting really skeptical of a few things right now. I may look into funding, but most likely won't.
As an FYI, when you donate to this you don't actually pay for a finished copy of the game, just access to their forums, and a certificate of recognition. I wish them the best of luck.