Black Isle Studios is coming back with a new crowdfunded project called Project V13.
As we can read on their site:
Project V13 (PV13) is the first planned Black Isle Studios release in years, a post-apocalyptic strategy RPG. You will create a character to represent yourself within the game world. Your character will be a hardy adventurer from a variety of backgrounds; one of the last remaining humans, a new breed mutant, or a technologically advanced cyborg. The choice is yours.
Once you have determined your character’s background, you will found your “colony”. From a deserted city, a broken down military base, or even the ruins of an oil pumping station, the colony will be yours to rebuild and control. Attract non-player characters for guards, peons, scientists, and other activities. Or, if you are the type that so desires, shanghai the NPCs. Put them to work rebuilding your society and improving your colony.
Meanwhile, you will experience grand adventures to gather the resources and ancient technologies as well as fight back the enemy hordes. Your character will gain experience, advance skills, learn new talents and gain access to incredibly powerful equipment. Or die trying.
Explore the world, meet friends, and fight your neighbors for control of resources. PV13 will be your chance to rebuild a devastated world.
The prototype will be a “proof of concept”. It won’t have the entire world or a finished game. We’ve got some great ideas, but they haven’t been tested in the crucible of actual play. We need time and money. We’ll have most, if not all, systems in the proof of concept. We’ll be able to run around the world, interacting with NPCs and objects, basic combat, building and worker management, and test the other core gameplay mechanics. We can then use this prototype to raise the additional funds necessary to complete the game.
Project V13 was a massively multiplayer online game set in the Fallout world that was being developed by Interplay and Masthead Studios. Chris Taylor and Mark O’Green, two of the creators of the original Fallout. On January 10, 2012 The Fallout MMO rights were restored to Bethesda Softworks in Interplay litigation. Project V13 was still promoted on the Interplay website, and Interplay could release it with all Fallout elements removed.
You can find out more about the project history and leaked content on Fallout wiki.