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Interplay Entertainment selling off library and all assets

Interplay's tough times continue.

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Interplay Entertainment have announced that it plans to sell off the entirety of its video game library and assets, a collection that includes over 70 games.

In the early noughties Interplay had some financial and legal issues, selling the Descent license to Descendant Studios and also granting the Fallout license to Bethesda in 2007. Not only that, but they also failed to get the crowdfunding necessary for a Freespace board game last year, also promising a remastered ClayFighter this year which hasn't yet surfaced.

The games in their library include Earthworm Jim, Messiah, Kingpin and even Dark Alliance.

"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 gameplay in ways never possible before," says the president of Interplay Eric Caen in a statement. "We look forward to seeing how this unique portfolio of interactive entertainment icons will evolve for the worldwide audience."

A rather positive spin on what really can't be seen as a positive. It remains to be seen if the assets and games are sold off piece by piece or as a big bundle to one buyer.

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