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Fallout: New Vegas Announced

Bethesda's latest postapocalyptic action RPG heads to the PS3, 360, PC in 2010; Black Isle Studios castaway Obisidan Entertainment developing.

 

Released in October of last year, Fallout 3 was met with critical acclaim and commercial success, having shipped 4.7 million units worldwide in its first week. The game also performed well in the awards circuit, taking the top honours at the 2009 Game Developers Choice Awards last month during the Game Developers Conference.

 

Given that performance, it comes as little surprise that Bethesda Softworks won't be dallying in bringing a follow-up to market. At an event in London today, the publisher announced that a new Fallout game will be coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in 2010. Titled Fallout: New Vegas, the game is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, whose most recent works include Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir and the upcoming Alpha Protocol. The studio was also at work on the third-person action title Aliens RPG before Sega canceled it earlier this year.

 

Obsidian Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Feargus Urquhart and others from Interplay's now-shuttered Black Isle Studios, developer of the original Fallout games. On hearing that the Fallout licence had fallen to Bethesda, Urquhart said: "Good Luck! That's probably somewhat horrible to say, but I think the team at Bethesda has their work cut out for them. This is mostly because there is almost nothing that they can do that will make the Fallout fans happy."

 

Fallout: New Vegas will be set in the Fallout universe but will not be a direct sequel to Fallout 3. However, it will stick to that game's RPG format, rather than branching out into real-time strategy territory as happened with 2001's Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.

 

Thoughts? They could have picked a worse developer than Obsidion, but I still don't like this studio back-and-forth business.

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Thoughts? They could have picked a worse developer than Obsidion, but I still don't like this studio back-and-forth business.

 

They also did KOTOR which from my limited impression sucked beyond belief(though I do need to give it another shot). It fits because, while Fallout 3 has gotta have sold like, a gajillion copies there's still a medium-sized contingent of people(3 of them in my office infact) who dismissed it as either 'a shitty attempt at FPS' or 'not a scratch on the Black Isle productions', so yeah, you can't please 'em all, and hopefully a fresh take on the franchise will serve to at least service those fans, at best blow the tits off everybody. I'm also glad there's no talk of a direct sequel, 'cause that'd contravene the Fallout principle. Something between maybe the 1st & 3rd would be great. On all matters Fallout 3 though, I think I've actually reached the limit of playtime for F3. I've barely scratched the Pitt & have no interest in playing. :2T:

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They also did KOTOR which from my limited impression sucked beyond belief(though I do need to give it another shot).

 

I enjoyed the shit out of KotOR, not as much KotOR 2. I would still consider them both rock solid RPG's.

 

I'm still a little surprised that the average Joe seems to really dislike Fallout. I recommend it all the time at work, most of the time they come back disappointed. I just don't know people I guess.

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i dont know where else to put this, but Bethesda says they're making a big-ass Wii game

 

Bethesda Softworks, the folks behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, is going to make a Wii game announcement this year — and a "really big Wii game" at that.

 

In an interview with industry site GamesIndustry, Bethesda Europe's Sean Brennan questioned whether there's a market for 18-year-old-and-up Wii titles. "Is there space in the Wii market for that? I think there is, but again, it' all about finding out how big that is," said Brennan. "Is it 5 percent? If it's five per cent of the market and you can own that space it's worth doing because you can achieve volume." For Bethesda, if you can't own that 5 percent, it's not worth doing.

 

That being stated, Bethesda is announcing a Wii game sometime this year. Like we previously mentioned, a really big Wii game. According to Brennan, "We are going to make an announcement on a really big Wii game this year, we've got a couple of other things in the pipeline, and it's a format we're really looking at with the right approach."

 

/interested.

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...wait...you're saying that the Wii doesnt read DVD discs? what format do you think their games are currently on, then?

 

i dunno, man - im all for games built from the ground-up for the Wii. if Kojima's team has one in mind, shit, id be ecstatic. there's gotta be more to look forward to than just No More Heroes 2.

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They also did KOTOR which from my limited impression sucked beyond belief(though I do need to give it another shot). It fits because, while Fallout 3 has gotta have sold like, a gajillion copies there's still a medium-sized contingent of people(3 of them in my office infact) who dismissed it as either 'a shitty attempt at FPS' or 'not a scratch on the Black Isle productions', so yeah, you can't please 'em all, and hopefully a fresh take on the franchise will serve to at least service those fans, at best blow the tits off everybody. I'm also glad there's no talk of a direct sequel, 'cause that'd contravene the Fallout principle. Something between maybe the 1st & 3rd would be great. On all matters Fallout 3 though, I think I've actually reached the limit of playtime for F3. I've barely scratched the Pitt & have no interest in playing. :hotcostner:

 

On kotor2 the big problem is they had to put out the game before it was ready, they had what... something like a year and some to ge the game done? They were rushed by the publisher before they could finish at least 1 planet and tie the whole thing together, I see if I can get bish to post up the whole story as he knows it better then I. I always felt the game started out strong but faded as time went by.

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i too have to give KOTOR another shot, just didnt feel the battle system aged well for me. then again, here i am playing Mother 3 on PSP, eh?

 

Skeet - its funny, they just announced Fallout 3 DLC coming to PS3 as well (and later DLC to be outright multi-plat) but im wondering if ill actually grab it & play again whenever that happens, too.

this isnt like it was when i was a kid and games relevant to my interest came out months apart, its hard for me to justify revisits/replaying these days.

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Skeet - its funny, they just announced Fallout 3 DLC coming to PS3 as well (and later DLC to be outright multi-plat)

God-fucking-dammit!! I shouldnt have sold my fallout 3. this is why i hate exclusives cause they never stay that way

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In all honesty, I got more out of that game than any other in terms of new content(discounting replays like Fight Night & Bioshock), it's just that I have all the DLC, but I just can't be arsed. It could just be the Pitt though, as I am intrigued enough to just resume the first 'good' campaign I finished already to continue on with Broken Steel.

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Obsidian is a great developer was boned by their publisher on their first major release. I mean seriously, what sort of batshit crazy company PUSHES up the release date of an RPG that was already on an absurdly tight schedule anyways? It's plain insanity.

 

And that's the only reason that KoTOR 2 was considered worse than part 1, the graphics, characters, and storyline were all superior, the interactions were better, you had a grater influence in the world around you, and overall, it was a great, great sequel. It just starts falling apart a bit towards the end, primarily because Obsidian had to somehow make the game end when there was a lot of work left to complete.

 

It shows too, the game discs are filled with unused dialog, cinematics, areas, and the like. Entire paths were cut out at the last minute, the ending was tacked on, and it was one hell of a shame.

 

I might just be buying the PC version soon though, there is a group that has been working on a restoration patch for like 4 years, and they are finally almost done. Can't wait.

 

Also, Fallout 3 in Vegas with Obsidian at the helm? IIRC, that's awesome, I'm pretty sure that some of the obsidian guys used to work on the previous games.

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I'm still a little surprised that the average Joe seems to really dislike Fallout. I recommend it all the time at work, most of the time they come back disappointed. I just don't know people I guess.

 

It's entirely the battle system. As much as I love the first two games I have to admit it's going to be hard to go back and put up with turn-based strategy combat after experiencing the best action RPG I've ever played. Bethesda really found the right balance and I'm glad games like Borderland have followed suit. Honestly, my enjoyment of this will be based entirely on how they handle the gameplay because going turn-based at this point is just going to be a step backwards. Unless it says Atlus, Advance Wars, or Tactics on the box I don't want to see turn-based strategy combat ever again. It's a chore and really stretches the limits of what I consider "fun."

 

And it's not even so much the waiting to attack, it's the moving two spaces every turn to get around large complexes. It's a pain in the ass and I can't blame people for not sticking with Fallout because of it. That said, I'll still play this and hopefully love it as much as Fallout 3. It is worth note that there are both Black Isle and Bethesda team members working on the new game.

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# “Lucky 7” poker chips. Each of the seven poker chips was designed to represent chips from the major casinos found on the New Vegas strip and throughout the Mojave Wasteland.

# A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards. Each card in the pack has been uniquely illustrated to depict characters and factions found within the game. Use the cards to play poker, blackjack or Caravan, an original card game that was created by Obsidian especially for New Vegas!

# A recreation of the game’s highly coveted “Lucky 38” platinum chip.

# A hardcover graphic novel “All Roads”, that tells the story of some of the characters and events that lead up to Fallout: New Vegas. “All Roads” was written by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics.

# ‘The Making of Fallout: New Vegas’ DVD. This documentary DVD will contain exclusive video content, including interviews with the developers in which they take you from concept to creation and discuss topics such as story, setting, legacy of the Fallout franchise and more.

 

$79.99

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Have this on preorder for friday. Was going to get the PS3 version but then realised the PC version is 20 euro cheaper. I'm fairly psyched given this is the first current PC game I've bought (and had the hardware to even consider buying) on its release date. Ah the techie status quo is like a cool breeze on my face.

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