Fallout's Homecoming

When Bethesda Softworks acquired the rights of the Fallout game franchise from Interplay, a lot of people from the Fallout community -both fans and some developers- were outraged. But now, in an unexpected move, probably to appease the crowd that were pissed off and to pay homage to the game's original creators, Bethsoft is teaming up with Obsidian Entertainment to develop a new Fallout game, Fallout: New Vegas. Here's some snippet about the announcment:

Bethesda Softworks announced that Obsidian Entertainment is developing a brand-new Fallout game titled Fallout: New Vegas, to release next year on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

"It's not Fallout Tactics -- it's not Brotherhood Of Steel. It's another Fallout game," said Hines. "It has no impact on what [Bethesda Game Studios game director] Todd Howard and his guys are planning."

A number of Obsidian staff are veterans of Black Isle's original
Fallout games. The company's CEO, Feargus Urquhart, was instrumental in founding Black Isle, and served as its director. - Gamasutra
Man, this is probably the best PC RPG news I've heard since BioWare announced Star Wars: Knights of the Republic. Now I'm totally psyched and can't wait to hear more about it. I'm definitely putting all Fallout: New Vegas on my Google Alert. And Bethsoft...they're getting much love from me right now. Much love.

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gillboard said...

Haven't got the time to play Fallout 3, haven't even gotten past the facility yet... sigh...

but still looking forward to the new game!!!

Skron said...

@gillboard: You should make time, dude. Stop dating some chick and play Fallout 3.