As Eurogamer reports, Interplay are aiming to make a Fallout MMO. Now I’m getting a bit sceptical as regards MMO news, not least when it comes from a formerly-dead publishing company, and especially when no one seems to be entering the market with any worthwhile ideas or decent handle on how to make a fresh generation of persistent games work. But lets just weigh that for a moment: a Fallout MMO. No orcs, no goblins. A post-apocalypse sci-fi MMO. A gritty MMO. No poncing about pretending to be Luna The Moon Fairy… Sounds like a commercial disaster to me, but you never know. Maybe, just maybe, it would have an audience.
And let us pray to the Gods of development that someone who has been paying attention over the last five years gets put in charge of this one. With a proposed budget of $75 million it could really go somewhere. Please, please, please: no more half-arsed misfires. Look at how players can generate their own content: no more Quest-o-matic 100-spleen collections, and no more level grind. Lets have something that runs itself. (Yes, I /really/ want to have a reason to stop playing Eve, one day.)