Fallout was one of Interplay's most important and influential series. Interplay originally published and self-developed the original Fallout. A small portion of the team that made this game later went on to be known as Black Isle Studios and they developed Fallout 2. Black Isle Studios would then go on to develop Fallout 3, which was subsequently cancelled. Interplay licensed out to Bethesda 3 Fallout games, but three years later they purchased the whole franchise and three years later the rights to a Fallout MMO.