Feargus Urquhart quits Interplay

Yeah Arcanum had issues. Yes somehow I replayed that game 3 times. The only RPG I’ve done that with

Did you people play the same arcanum I did? There was some flashes of brilliance, plot/world design-wise, but mostly it was an ugly piece of crap with stupid clicky clicky gameplay. Buggy, too.

Mind you, it was fun enough to finish, and I enjoyed it, but it was a mediocre title, running mostly on fumes of fallout nostaglia.

The old agree to disagree on Arcanum; I think many of us will be waiting on ToEE to see what direction Troika takes.

STFU ALL YOU ARCANUM HATERS! I LOVED IT BECUASE IT HAD MAGIC AND GUNS AND FUNNY PROSTITUTES. ASSHOLES! AND YOU WOULD ALL BE LOVING IT LIKE LYING BASTARDS “IT"S SO GOOD I WAS WRONG” IF IT WAS DONE WITH THE FREEDOM FORCE ENGINE IN THE SEQUEL THEN YOU’D SEE HOW WRONG YOU WERE. MEAN ASSHOLES!

Anyway, sheesh Arcanum rocked. I liked it alot. Graphic whores need not apply. And to say that Troika shouldn’t do a Fallout game is like saying Carmack shouldn’t do a Doom sequel… knowwhutimsayin?!?

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BTW, so then what will happen to Jefferson now that Interplay (or BI ) is dead? So I guess Lionheart is the last BI game? :x

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Black Isle isn’t developing Lionheart.

They aren’t? Who is? I forgot…

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At least Feargus Urquhart won’t have to put up with the shitty asshole Fallout fan community anymore. The nerve of those people…almost makes me ashamed to say that I am a big fan of Fallout.

Wha? What’s so bad about them now?

I don’t understand why people stick around not getting paid.

Pay cuts, one thing, but the first payday that goes by without money showing up in my account, I’m out of there.

Fallout fans (and I mean that in the original sense, fanatics) are some of the most brutal, critical, whiny, mean-spirited, and selfish I’ve seen on the Internet. That’s saying a lot.

– Person Who Really Enjoyed the Fallout Games

You didn’t answer the question. :D

They’ll unceasingly bash anything related to Interplay/Fallout devs unless it’s an official product announcement for Fallout 3. Most recently they’ve been tearing up the yet to be released Fallout console game. Yet to be released… That about sums it up. Here, see for yourself:

http://www.duckandcover.net/

Even the pole at the top of the page is a cynical stab at Interplay. Honestly, I can’t stand the fucking bastards that run that site.

I know of 1 (one) case where the holdouts actually ended not getting screwed. They got rich, but it took almost a year. And that software company didn’t make games, and it was the mid 90s, and they got bought by AOL for $300 million.

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Yeah, the Fallout fan community is strange predicament for Black Isle. The studio has always been very active with their message boards and have continuously talked about Fallout, because everybody at BI (including Feargus) was under the assumption that the third installment would happen one day. However, instead of give Black Isle the necessary resources to develop a new one from scratch, Interplay management jerked around with the property for years, forcing Black Isle to churn out Forgotten Realms titles while handing off Fallout to third party developers and other non-BI internal teams. And, the two that have been announced (and others that haven’t) have just been completely whack, leaving Black Isle to absorb a deluge of criticism from a very active fanbase that is pissed off, knows the developers are reading/responding, and assumes they have some say in what’s going on with the situation.

It sucks because there’s a number of really talented guys there who have stuck around through thick and thin to make another one, and right now they are definitely in a state of WTF as Gus really gave no warning that he’d be bailing.

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WHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Ive hated Interplay ever since they sold me an empty box (where there should have been game CDs) in a game I paid 50 clams for. (and then later refused to replace them) Im glad that it seems that Interplay is finally breathing its last ragged gasp. My fondest hope is to see the Interplay execs responsible for Black Isles destruction fighting with homeless bums somewhere for a warm place to sleep under a bridge.

Again I just cant say how happy this makes me.

Oh and through many many years of dealing with my hopes and dreams for a Fallout 3 being crushed by an endless litany of other games, many that I have had the pleasure of seeing fail HORRIBLY, I can finally say, Fuck Fallout 3. I dont need it.
Fans with the Fallout 2 editor can make a better sequel (even with a six year old engine) then Interplay in its current state could even dream of making.

And before I hear people in the audience say “Oh well Interplay released the editor so they cant be all bad can they?”

I say this:

Releasing the editor for Fallout 2 was the LEAST Interplay could do to reward all its loyal fans of Fallout over the years, for the disappointment of hearing that game after game they promised to release was not Fallout 3 and even when they announced that they would in fact make another Fallout game only to announce 2 or 3 months later it would NOT be Fallout 3.

So getting back to my original topic I am glad to see Interplay go, this means that the core of Black Isle is free to go form their other company and do what they do best, make games that the FANS want.

They will no longer be forced to turn out Baldurs Gate 10 or Icewind Dale 40 or any other stupid sequel that they didn’t want to do. I wont fool myself into thinking that Interplay will sell what used to be Black Isle the license for Fallout, however I firmly believe in the core of my being that we haven’t seen the half of what these talented guys are capable of.

I believe that as we see this company and many other French owned companies explode, implode, or just sink under the tranquil waters, you will see many MANY other small highly motivated development companies making wonderful highly polished gems, not just popping out one badly concieved game after another just beacuase some french exec without the slightest clue about gaming or what the fuck he is talking about tells them to.

So the death of Interplay is a wonderful thing. The only thing I feel bad about is that it took so damn long, and that IMHO is the bottom line.

See post above.

Yep. Perfect example.

While I do not know him personally, by all accounts FU is quite a nice guy. Not the sort of person who should be sleeping under a freeway overpass.