Fallout 2 Summary
Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood are now back on the and waiting to be downloaded after a protracted legal skirmish between original franchise owner Interplay and current owner Bethesda.
Said skirmish resulted in a $2 million settlement which transfers all rights to the Fallout IP over to Bethesda for good.
The classic back catalogue of Fallout titles previously available on digital retailer GOG's website has been removed due to a rights issue originating from Bethesda's acquisition of the license.
A $2 million settlement was reached in January 2012 that gave Bethesda control of the franchise and all of its assets, with the transfer of all Fallout IPs due by December 2013.
This year's Winter Promo sale has begun on GOG.com with the first 48 hours offering the original Fallout series for free. It's an offer that shouldn't be missed as licensing changes hands soon.
That means Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics won't be sold on GOG.com any more, although it'll remain attached to people's accounts. Over 600 games will get 50% off until December 29th.
It begins. Double Fine is doing doubly fine with their Kickstarter project, so now it seems others want a slice of the community-funded pie. Veteran designer Brian Fargo wants more Wasteland.
The 1988 post-apocalyptic RPG was thought of as a defining title for its time, and was a precursor to Fallout. Fargo now runs studio inXile and he wants to know if fans want more.
The long, vindictive legal dispute between Bethesda Softworks and Interplay over the Fallout-licensed MMO has finally been resolved, as Interplay accepted a $2M settlement from Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax, with each party agreeing to cover its own legal costs.