And just like that, it's over.

Zenimax payed $2 million to Interplay as 'consideration', and both companies paid their own legal fees. All rights extended to Interplay regarding the Fallout franchise and its properties are now null. Likewise, Zenimax has reached a settlement with Masthead Studios, the company contracted by Interplay to work on Fallout Online.

Additionally, Interplay's properties (Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout: Tactics) will become the property of Bethesda by December 31st, 2013, which will mark the point at which Interplay is fully removed from the Fallout franchise.