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Old news on Interplay now more public
Company News - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Fri 30 April 2004, 01:00:26Tags: Interplay
I think most of us already know most of this, but since Herve Caen is trying to sell the company, it's good when sites like Games Industry posts bad news about Interplay anyway. Here's some of the fun:
The company faces eviction if it cannot meet its rent commitments - and was served with notice to this extent on April 9th. It also failed to meet its payroll obligations in the middle of this month, and has cancelled the bulk of other outgoings, including "property, general liability, auto, workers compensation, fiduciary liability, and employment practices liability."
On top of this, the company has lost the rights to publish Baldurs Gate 3 and other future D&D properties, and it may lose the right to continue publishing its Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliances titles if it cannot settle a lawsuit from Atari which accuses it of failing to pay royalties on the D&D license.
Actually, they can publish Dark Alliance games, they just can't use anything D&D about it, or use the Baldur's Gate name from my understanding. Which begs the question, what's the damned point?
Thanks for the link, Briosafreak, formerly of No Mutants Allowed.