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Does this mean that we who have bought the games will no longer be downloadable or only that GOG can't sell them anymore?
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I wouldn't worry about it man. They'd have to have balls to do something drastic. There will be a war if they declare war on gog. Just saying
Interplay decides where Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics are sold and takes the revenue from them, as it always has. Bethesda buying the IP didn't preclude the former, and I doubt any subsequent purchases will affect it.
It still really sucks that Fallout Tactics never got a sequel. I loved that game even moreso than 1 and 2 because it was the cool setting in the fallout universe, but with party tactics which is something I love. If someone else could gain the rights to make something like that, It'd be great. Such a damn shame not many other games like that.
I've the games backed up so no worries really but I was just curious. So it's not going to affect GOG at all?
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H2IWclassic: Interplay decides where Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics are sold and takes the revenue from them, as it always has. Bethesda buying the IP didn't preclude the former, and I doubt any subsequent purchases will affect it.
One of the effects of the Fallout MMO lawsuit was that Interplay only has the rights to sell FO1, FO2, and Tactics until December 31, 2013. After that point, it's up to Bethesda.

However, the recent Zenimax business model of "all Steam, all the time" makes me think it's unlikely they'll keep the games here. Their decision to pull the Doom games from sale entirely (they're no longer available ANYWHERE, unless you cough up $100 for the id Collection on Steam) after the BFG edition of Doom 3 launched really worries me as well.

I'd definitely make sure to buy copies of them before then, just in case.
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bevinator: One of the effects of the Fallout MMO lawsuit was that Interplay only has the rights to sell FO1, FO2, and Tactics until December 31, 2013. After that point, it's up to Bethesda.
I see, I didn't catch the fine print on that. Even so, it's a while away.
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bevinator: However, the recent Zenimax business model of "all Steam, all the time" makes me think it's unlikely they'll keep the games here. Their decision to pull the Doom games from sale entirely (they're no longer available ANYWHERE, unless you cough up $100 for the id Collection on Steam) after the BFG edition of Doom 3 launched really worries me as well.

I'd definitely make sure to buy copies of them before then, just in case.
Well, GOG is DRM-free so no problems with these games (assuming you own them beforehand or the CD versions), don't know about the IDtech stuff.
Post edited October 25, 2012 by H2IWclassic
The nice thing about GOG is that all games are DRM-free: you can buy a game and then download it, and that copy is yours forever - just like if you owned it on floppy/CD/DVD back when it was new.
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HunterZ: The nice thing about GOG is that all games are DRM-free: you can buy a game and then download it, and that copy is yours forever - just like if you owned it on floppy/CD/DVD back when it was new.
There may be problems with future versions of Windows as installers will no longer be updated after game is pulled.
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Petrell: There may be problems with future versions of Windows as installers will no longer be updated after game is pulled.
There will always be fan patches though, even in that case. :)
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timeslip: There will always be fan patches though, even in that case. :)
True but it depends on game and it's popularity. But next windows is still at least 3 years away so we can worry when get there.
Is there a possibility that after Bethesda loses rights, a good company like say (the original creators) would be able to touch the game series again?
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deathknight1728: Is there a possibility that after Bethesda loses rights, a good company like say (the original creators) would be able to touch the game series again?
Bethesda is not losing the rights. The thread is misnamed...

Bethesda is gaining the rights to sell fallout 1, 2 and tactics from interplay at the end of 2013, after which it will be Bethesda's decision whether or not GOG can continue selling them. Bethesda still have the rights to develop further fallout games, and that's not changing.

The original creators are kind of scattered now. Some are at obsidian, and aided in creating FO:NV. Interplay did recreate the black isle studios name, but it's a name only, and is most certainly not 'the original creators'.
I don't see Bethesda pulling the older Fallout games from GOG as long as they get a cut of the profits (or at least keep Interplay out of the loop). Keeping them available helps to maximize interest in the franchise, which contributes to sales of newer Fallout games with little to no effort on Bethesda's part.
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timeslip: Bethesda is not losing the rights. The thread is misnamed...
Pity I can't change the title. I must have misread someone mentioning it earlier here.