The MMO Fallout Online will launch in the second half of 2012, Interplay president Eric Caen confirmed that the game will get a beta in the same year.
Eric Caen said:
I can’t say too much. What I can say is that everyone who is registered is getting a newsletter every five or six weeks,
The content is not a typical newsletter with a lot of technical information; it’s letters from NPCs about what they’re experiencing. We’re giving a lot of hints about the future of the game. We have a beta scheduled for 2012, with the commercial launch in the second half of 2012.
We have 90 people working on it. Even in January 2009, you were already able to move across the world.
I am hoping they make the game suit the Fallout world and not just make a mess of it like the recent Final Fantasy XIV game was. Playing the old Fallout Online mod you can get a sense of how it might be like in the end.