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Bethesda, ZeniMax Acquire MMO Engine

More rumour-mumblings from within the home of Bethesda, ZeniMax Media, regarding a forthcoming MMO.

CVG reports (good luck Firefox users!) that ZeniMax Online have licensed Simutronics' MMO HeroEngine (the same one BioWare have picked up for their forthcoming super-secret (ohmygodit'ssoobviouslystarwars) MMO).

This is being linked to the story from earlier this month regarding Bethesda's registering of the domain, elderscrollsonline.com, and thus speculation that an Elder Scrolls MMO is on its way.

However, it might not be that simple. In this month's PC Gamer (print version), The Spy reports that there's speculation it could be an attempt at preparing for the Fallout MMO rights landing in their laps. In a peculiar deal, Interplay only has a loose grip on the option to make an online version of the Fallout universe, and if investors aren't convinced they can do it, the rights will leap over to Bethesda. Is Bethesda preparing a net for the post-apocalyptic world?

Which would you rather see? An Oblivion-style MMO, or have their attentions turned to bringing the Fallout universe online?

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