Interplay Entertainment Corp.

Historical Events

    1983:

    • Company was founded.

    Jul 08, 1994:

    1997:

    • The company exits the Macintosh gaming market.

    Aug 24, 1998:

    • The company announces its plans to release an add-on for Descent: Freespace, which will include 40 new missions.

    May, 2000:

    • French publisher Titus Interactive acquires a stake of 49,6% in the company. Although Titus chairman and CEO Herve Caen becomes president of Interplay, Brian Fargo stayed on as chairman and CEO.

    Oct 09, 2002:

    • The Nasdaq authority announces that Interplay is de-listed from the Nasdaq Small cap market. This decision is mainly due to the fact, that Interplay’s share price was below one dollar during a six months period. Interplay remains listed in the Over The Counter Bulletin Board, with the symbol IPLY.

    Jun 08, 2004:

    • The company is shut down by order of the California labor department. Several employees filed complaints after not receiving a paycheck for over a month.

    Jun 09, 2004:

    • The company gets the required workers' compensation insurance and their employees are allowed to work again. A few weeks later, they announce the development of a MMORPG based on the Fallout universe.

    Jul, 2004:

    Aug, 2004:

    • The company web site closes down after parent company, Titus Interactive, begins bankruptcy proceedings.

    Jul 04, 2005:

    • As of July 4th, 2005, the company's website has relaunched with its logo and three links (About Interplay, SEC Filings/Financial, Investor Relations). Interplay's most recent SEC filings (10-K and 10-Q) have interesting details on Interplay and can be found under Trivia. The company reopens as an independent company, is no longer controlled by Titus and Vivendi and will no longer distribute their titles.

    Dec 16, 2005:

    • The company site has been updated with two more links, one going to a support site with support information on all of their games, and a second one that's not currently active that reads "Interplay Forums" and over it "Coming Soon" in red letters. On November 14, 2005, in a SEC filing stating that Interplay cannot file in a timely fashion their 10 Q form, it reveals that Herve Caen is still Interplay's CEO and is also Interplay's interim CFO.

    Apr 09, 2007:

    • Interplay sold all IP rights to its Fallout franchise to Bethesda Softworks for $5,750,000.00 and reserved the right to license and develop a planned Fallout MMOG.

    Nov 13, 2007:

    • Interplay announces that it will restart its in-house game development studio. Gamespot reported that Interplay has said it has plans to develop sequels to the following classic Interplay IPs if it can secure funding: Earthworm Jim, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Descent, and MDK.
    Company history contributed by Paul Budd (334), Sciere (294969), Scott Monster (924), skl (1138), Accatone (5183), Kun Sun Sweeley (11), Indra is engaged (19922) and Jeanne (75508)