Well, we’re all presuming the reborn Interplay’s secret project is a Fallout MMO, as there’s plenty of proof out there and nobody’s denied it yet.
Yesterday the new Interplay website opened up, and with it came a mention of “Project V13,” the working title for a ‘next generation’ MMO. No details whatsoever on that, but what is scintillating is the announcement that they’ve hired Chris Taylor to work on it. Not Gas-Powered Games’ Chris Taylor – who perhaps shouldn’t be allowed near any kind of roleplaying game again after the disappointing mess that was Space Siege – but the other Chris Taylor, a key member of the original Fallout/Fallout 2 team.
Since 2005, he’s been running Zeroradius Games with two other ex-Fallouteers, which has come up with a whole bunch of high-concept board and card games. So his return to videogaming – and very probably Fallout – is thus a big bloody deal. It’s also a hope that the Fallout MMO will be more like the Fallouts of yore, and less like Bethesda’s more FPSy, ultra-brown affair.
Official statement below