"Caen mentioned a handful of projects in developed/to be developed. He mentioned Fallout 3 (PC), Kingpin (PC/Xbox), Fallout: New Action RPG game- not a sequel to FOBOS (Xbox/PS2), Exhaulted (PS2/Xbox), Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 3, Earthworm Jim. I asked a question about Fallout 3, and Caen said it will be published by Interplay and developed by an external development studio. Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale PC rights and D&D rights traded in for the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance trademark. I was wrong in my assumption that Interplay regained the rights to BG for the PC and I'm sorry for posting the rumors here on the message board.
400,000 units shipped of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and 300,000 units shipped of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. Sales for both titles seem strong."
And, from RPGDot, regarding Dark Alliance 3:
"Interplay has traded all rights to D&D games, including Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale products (except for the existing back catalogue), for full ownership of the 'Dark Alliance' trademark. I'm not clear if future 'Dark Alliance' game will keep the 'Baldur's Gate' prefix. As reported, with no D&D rights future Dark Alliance games will be set in a new game universe that Interplay will devise. There was a hint that an adaptation of SPECIAL would be used for the ruleset. It's likely a new engine will be licensed."
Big shakeup. Crappy for Interplay, though, that after canning all of Black Isle because they didn't believe Fallout 3 was viable, they've NOW decided to bring it back.
Yeah, but usually it's not quite that obnoxious. Most of them go a little more like this: King: Will you rescue the Princess from the Giant Wobbly Things? (if yes) King: All hail the hero! Here, take the keys to my van and a few bucks for later.