Bethesda and (sort of) rival team up for new fantasy game

Bethesda Softworks has announced it is working on a new fantasy role-playing game with a studio called inXile Entertainment…and there might be some drama behind the scenes due to a heated lawsuit.

Brian Fargo is the man in charge of inXile Entertainment, and he makes things interesting because he used to own a company that is now in legal troubles with Bethesda. Interplay, the founding publisher of the Fallout series, was in Fargo’s command until 2002. Interplay and Bethesda, which licensed the Fallout series, are currently in dispute over what the terms are of the licensing arrangement.

Regardless, Bethesda, which has published such epic games as The Elder Scrolls series and Doom 4, appears to be overlooking Fargo’s connection to that company and has reached out to his new studio to help develop Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.

It’s a new fantastical game that will show players how to deal with “death, slavery, and sacrifice,” according to a freshly published blurb on the title.

The game is slated for an Xbox 360, PS3, and PC release.