TIL there was once a Fallout Online in development



Fallout Online was a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) set in the Fallout universe that was being developed by Masthead Studios and was to be published by Interplay, with members of the Interplay team providing creative control and design. Chris Taylor and Mark O’Green, two of the creators of the original Fallout , were among the developers; Jason Anderson, one of the other makers of Fallout , was involved in the project between 2007 and 2009, but then left the team.

Interplay’s rights to develop and publish this game have been the subject of legal disputes between Interplay and Bethesda Softworks, the current owner of the Fallout franchise. An out-of-court settlement was reached in January 2012, in which Bethesda received full rights to the Fallout online game for two million dollars.[1]