Interplay's business plan

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. Corith

    Corith Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2004
    Anybody who knows the game industry can easily see the blatant untruths in his SEC MMORPG announcement. And, anybody who has met Herve, who has had a chance to talk to him, and llisten to his words will know the real truth behind this.

    However, in all fairness, lets look at the facts.
    1. Herve does not have any knowledge or experience with MMORPGs either has a producer, developer, or even participant.
    2. Herve is very deep in debt with some of that debt being payroll.
    3. Herve has no staff (just himself) and fact 2 will make getting one very difficult.
    4. Herve has bankrupted every company he's run - so getting money will be difficult.
    5. Herve's past development decisions have resulted in utter failures including critical ones that caused Interplay to go under.
    6. Herve has broken nearly every deal he brokered.
    7. Herve is lying about having a management staff other than himself, and he has never had any experience with Blizzard.
    8. Herve's projection of subscribers exceed those of more well known, more generalized, and more popular genre's.

    So we have a down-on-his-luck loser with high-priced delusions lying to cover up his own incompetence in an attempt to hook into the recent gaming trend with an IP he still owns the rights to use.

    Either he is lying about having financing; it is very wishful thinking on his part; he found some senile rich retiree; or some stupid French frog died and left him a vault full of money. Regardless, with Herve at the helm, his true nature, lack of intellect, and inflated ego brimming with arrogance will preclude this alleged project from ever making a penny in profit (of course, Herve will still get paid).
     
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hello,

    It seems that quite some people are blinded by the 'shininess' (is this a word?) of a Fallout MMO.
    I wonder how long it will turn into disinterest or even disgust.

    A PA MMO RPG might work, but please not Fallout.
    The current 'idiots' don't have a clue and you and everyone else just knows they will screw up the core material to appeal to more people.
     
  3. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    The document looks to fake to be taken serious. I wouldn't be to convinced if i as an investor, saw it like that :lol:

    If they have a budget if 75 000 000$ :shock: why didnt they use that to make Fallout III ?

    This idea is as stupid as doing a Fallout FPS, common :)
     
  4. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    Ehm, they don't have that kind of budget, keyser, they are aiming to get that kind of money from investors. Which is why they wrote this.
     
  5. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    492
    Nov 15, 2005
    Right, but i was confused when i read "Either he is lying about having financing; it is very wishful thinking on his part;" in prev post.

    Any way does any one know how mutch they got for Fallout 3,4 & 5 licenses?
     
  6. Jammet

    Jammet Leopardster

    43
    May 30, 2005
    What's the legal position if he'd try actually create a fourth part of the series? Bethesda would never allow (license) that now I think. Maybe he could come up with something akin to System Shock / Bio Shock instead.

    The MMO idea is too terrible for words. It screams Tony Hawk's World of Warcraft.
     
  7. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    he cant make FO:4 or FO:5

    but he can make as many FO:PoS & FO:OL games as he likes.

    i really hope no one is dumb enough to give em money to do it. but the world is filled with stupid people & some among them have money to waste...
     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    "Allow" it? Bethesda can't "allow" shit, because it doesn't own the license. I think they have an option to buy Fallout 4/5, not sure what kind of contract they have on it, but Herve's probably not allowed to make 4 unless Bethesda's not interested.

    From 6 onwards it's free again, but by that point it'll be Ultima'd.
     
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Fallout 6: This time we promise its good. Really