Interplay's production of post-apocalyptic MMORPG can continue as injunction appeal is rejected.
The legal wrangling between Bethesda Softworks and Interplay over the use of the Fallout license continues. The latest development comes in the form of good news for Fallout Online developer Interplay, as a court ruling has again fallen in its favor.
Bethesda filed a preliminary injunction against Interplay in December 2010, a filing which was denied last month. An injunction would have prevented Interplay from using story, setting, and characters from the Fallout universe. Bethesda appealed the decision, but a judge yesterday denied Bethesda's appeal.
With the injunction request and subsequent appeal denied, Interplay is free to continue development on Fallout Online, but there are still roadblocks ahead. Upon completion of the game, Interplay must attain Bethesda's "express permission" before the title can be released to market.