Bethesda Sues Interplay for Selling Fallout Trilogy
UPDATE : 4/24/2010
Bethesda Loses this lawsuit, causing smiles on all classic Vaultdweller’s faces everywhere!
The original Fallout games laid the foundation for Fallout 3, so I was definitely thinking “WTF” when I read that Bethesda Softworks has filed a lawsuit accusing Interplay of trademark infringement over its sales of Fallout Trilogy. Apparently Bethesda and Interplay had an agreement whereby Interplay was allowed to continue to make and sell the old Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics games, but all advertising and promotional materials had to be approved by Bethesda beforehand.
Bethesda is now claiming that Interplay did not do so, and that games are now becoming confused about who made the classic and the new Fallout games, in addition to breaking their agreement by selling the games via digital download. Supposedly this situation has caused Bethesda “immediate, substantial, and irreparable harm.”