At one time Interplay was a leading developer and publisher of PC and console video games on par with Electronic Arts and Activision. But after nearly going bankrupt, being acquired by Titus Software, settling a handful of lawsuits and launching a troubled Kickstarter the controlling parties have decided to sell off Interplay’s assets and IPs. The statement made by current President, Eric Caen, rings both hopeful and resigned.
” As game creators, we are proud of the entertainment these properties have provided over the years. With the proliferation of mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality and other new forms of consumption, we believe that consumers are ready to experience and interact with Interplay’s characters, stories and game play in ways never possible before. We look forward to seeing how this unique portfolio of interactive entertainment icons will evolve for the worldwide audience,” states Eric Caen, President of Interplay.
Wedbush Securities is handling the sale of intellectual properties which includes “70 titles and dozens of characters”. While the sale will hopefully result in exciting new titles it also means the end of licensing and publishing deals for Interplay’s current games. Based on their site and their catalog on Steam, Desura and GOG I’ve compiled this list of titles to keep an eye on. With IPs being sold off and Interplay presumably shutting down in 2017 the chances seem high that these titles will be delisted at some point: