Players invited to brave wasteland in 'Fallout Online' beta test
Thursday 17 June 2010
The makers of
Fallout Online, a massively multiplayer game to be set in a ravaged post-apocalyptic world, have unveiled the project with a new website and invited players to sign up for the game's beta testing phase.
Despite protracted legal wranglings between Fallout Online's Interplay Entertainment and Bethesda Softworks, who made 2008's hit Fallout 3, the Fallout Online website now offers 'a special chance to apply to the open beta' to those that subscribe to a newsletter.
Bethesda purchased rights to the cherished Fallout series from Interplay on April 3, 2007, which gave Interplay the necessary funds to resurrect itself from a mire of financial troubles encountered in the early to mid 2000s.
The agreement allowed Interplay to develop a massively multiplayer Fallout game under license, but only if development began within two years - hence the announcement of a partnership with Masthead Games on the cusp of that 24-month period's expiry.
Though Interplay's previous estimate that any beta trial wouldn't start until 2012, interest in the title toppled Fallout Online's website in the hours soon after its launch.
World of Warcraft currently rules the roost as far as massively multiplayer online gaming goes among western PC users, though big name franchise efforts such as Star Wars: The Old Republic (due March-May 2011) and Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millenium Online (also 2012) are among those looking to make inroads.
Fallout Online's website is http://www.fallout-on-line.com
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Former boxer recalls incident when he was seven years old
Charlie Sheen could be set to revive his role as a hedonistic womaniser
Review: Mike Leigh's biopic is a rambling, rich character study
Want to ward off (or welcome) trick-or-treaters? Here's how
Life & Style blogs
How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween with this step-by-step tutorial
Five year old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist
Health: When masturbation can be fatal: The practice of auto-erotic asphyxia is often concealed by a coroner's verdict. Monique Roffey looks at a lethal taboo
Woman successfully sues Google for showing her with 'part of her breast exposed' on Street View
Sex with more than 20 women 'reduces risk of prostate cancer'
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 'Nasa Confirms Six Days of Darkness in December': No, they don't - it's a hoax
- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 If you think Russell Brand’s new book is confused, you should read what his critics have to say about it
- 5 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£35000 - £40000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions...
£20000 - £25000 per annum + OTE £35K: SThree: We consistently strive to be the...
£24000 - £25000 Per Annum plus company car and commission: Clearwater People S...
£25 - 32k DOE: Guru Careers: A digital-savvy Marketing Account Manager / Clien...