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Interplay Entertainment

Interplay Entertainment
Company nameInterplay Entertainment
Company typePublic (Nasdaq - IPLY)
IndustryComputer and video games
Founder(s)Brian Fargo
HeadquartersBeverly Hills, California
Key peopleHerve Caen
(Chairman and CEO)
Eric Caen
Earthworm Jim
Revenue(+) $6.01 million
Net income(+) $5.86 million
DivisionsRelativity Interactive
Nitrogen Software

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Interplay Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq - IPLY) is an American video game developer and publisher, founded in 1983 as Interplay Productions by Brian Fargo. The company had been a quality developer until they started publishing their own games in 1988, like Neuromancer and Battle Chess. The company was renamed to Interplay Entertainment in 1998 and became public. It gained success for developing and publishing hit games such as Fallout and Baldur's Gate, the latter which turned out to be their best selling game. Due to its financial losses, French publisher Titus Interactive completed its acquisition of majority control of the company and caused founder Brian Fargo to resign and depart in 2002. In 2003, Interplay shut down Black Isle Studios and laid off the entire staff, until the company was shutdown in 2004 for the eviction notice. When Titus shut down in 2005, Interplay once again became independent. In 2007, Interplay restarted its in-house game development studio and plans on developing sequels to some of its classic IPs contingent, after Fallout was sold to Bethesda Softworks.

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