Interplay returns, many sequels planned

Written by Joe Martin

April 10, 2008 | 13:42

Tags: #descent #earthworm-jim #fallout #mdk

Companies: #interplay

Interplay, once one of the most popular and well known of game developers, is announcing a return after a long and unfortunate hiatus caused by financial troubles.

The company announced that, as a result of selling the Fallout 3 license to Bethesda Softworks, it had generated enough money to re-enter the market - and boy, do they have some big plans for the future!

First and foremost for the company right now is to get to work on a Fallout MMO to help raise revenue further and then plunge the money into developing sequels to established brands that are sure to sell.

Net revenues for the year ended December 31, 2007, were $6 million at Interplay, most of which was gathered from the sale of the Fallout singleplayer IP for $5.75 million.

Right now Interplay is recruiting new developers and working to become entirely in-house and self-contained. The developer is hoping to start work on sequels for the Earthworm Jim, MDK, Descent and Dark Alliance franchises in the near future.

Are you a big Interplay fan? How do you feel about the company coming back from the dead like this? Let us know in the forums.
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