Fallout: New Vegas announced in London [Update]

Monday, 20th April 2009 13:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt


We’re just heard that Bethesda’s announced a new Fallout game – titled Fallout: New Vegas – at its London showcase.

Apparently it’s the same style of game as Fallout 3.

We’re waiting on more detail.

Update: It’s releasing in 2010. Obsidian’s developing.

Update 2: It’s PC, PS3 and 360. Not a Fallout 3 sequel.



  1. Neolucifer

    MMm so they really are milking fallout huh …
    No wonder they want to rip off the mmo rights from Interplay’s cold fingers .

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    What what?

    Is this actually a new game and not a new batch of DLC?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. The Benny

    I’m officially surprised and interested. Find more info, Pat!

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Lutz


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    It’s a new game.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk


    #6 6 years ago
  7. Lutz

    Any more details other than that Pat?
    I’m guessing this isn’t just Fallout 3 set in Vegas rather than DC?

    #7 6 years ago
  8. The Benny

    That’s kind of come out of nowhere then. I thought Bethesda were officially working on Elder Scrolls V, not Fallout, and thought they only had one full dev team.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    It got out of the event. I’m not actually there, but it was supposed to be embargoed until 3pm tomorrow. Someone jumped the gun.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    /awaits post deletion in 5
    /… :-)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt


    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Nah, it’s out now. They just scrapped the embargo.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Lutz

    The Benny: They’ll be working on both at the time.

    Fallout 3 was announced before Oblivion, but Oblivion was released much sooner than FO3.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Obsidian? Is the Fallout 2 guy heading it up, then? The plot thickens!

    Edit: Chris Avellone.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. The Benny

    Lutz: My understanding was that Oblivion was the full project and FO3 just had a small team working on it. Once Oblivion was done pretty much the whole lot moved into Fallout.

    If Obsidian are doing this then that makes sense, and we might get an Elder Scrolls and a Fallout next year.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Lutz

    TheBenny: You could well be right, and it does make sense that.

    So Blerk, Chris Avellone did FO2 and is now heading Obsidian?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    Another update.

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Lutz

    OK, so not a Fallout 3 sequel, so… Fallout 4? Or just a Fallout story set in the Fallout 3 setting? (Obviously a different city mind)

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    New game in the Fallout universe.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Blerk

    So Blerk, Chris Avellone did FO2 and is now heading Obsidian?

    Yes. There’s a big article about him in this month’s Edge, which is the only reason I knew that. :-D

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Lutz

    So not Fallout 4 then. Still, cool.

    I reckon, as FWb said on EG, that it was a DLC pack that they’re cramming as much out of as possible. No bad thing though, so long as it’s good, naturally.

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Blerk

    I surmise Fallout: NV will be to Fallout 3 as KOTOR II was to KOTOR.

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    Howard and the Bethesda massive will be doing F4, innit.

    #23 6 years ago
  24. anasui

    as long as its as long as f3 and as long as its as awesome as f3, i’m all about it. You know, one of the things I loved more about F3 is that game doesn’t give a shit about co-op and such multiplayer bullshit, and finally delivers a long and exciting 1-p adventure, which is something you dont see every day in this lackluster generation

    I welcome these news

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Lutz

    Elder Scrolls 5 from Bethesda in 2010
    Fallout New Vegas from Obsidian in 2010
    Tonnes of DLC for both in 2011
    Fallout 4 from Bethesda in 2012.

    Anyone with spare cash, I’d be investing in their shares around about now.

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Lutz

    Pat, is this is the extent of the info? Or was their due to be a full press release style thing tomorrow that their releasing today?

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    Lutz – Not sure. I’ve just been told today was “just the announcement” so I’d expect a proper look at E3.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Neolucifer

    Well kudos to them .
    I just wish they wouldnt want to control everything fallout , including the mmo rights … so that those who arent fans of the new take , could have a chance , a shot at something different , and maybe who knows good .

    But on the other end , Interplay does sound like it fell asleep with the game .

    #28 6 years ago
  29. Hunam

    When I read the news I nearly had a fucking heart attack. Fallout, back in the black isle hands again.

    Where do I send the money/drugs/hookers to?

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Harry

    Sounds like they’re moving to the Call of Duty dual-developer cycle.

    #30 6 years ago
  31. No_PUDding

    “IN LONDON!!!??”

    Anyway, old school PC game developer, develops old school PC title, for franchise he is famous for. I have the right to be excited right? Fallout done right?

    By the way, what event is this? If it’s Bethesda’s alone, why did they ask a number of the press to join them for just their company?

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Patrick Garratt

    For the record, we were as first with this as first can be.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. No_PUDding

    Heard MW2 was shown too…

    What is this event Pat? American games in London?

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    It’s a Bethesda press day.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. The Benny

    Nicely scooped then, Pat. And you didn’t even have to go to the event or anything.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Patrick Garratt


    I was supposed to be there. My three children transpired against it.

    #36 6 years ago
  37. Hunam

    Have they said anything about their Splash Damage project, I mean, they’re in London and we know they have hired half the gaming industry. Also, FUCKING HELL.

    I’m in a state of shock of New Vegas, I’m so excited I make patrick look like a member of the porridge cast.

    #37 6 years ago
  38. Harry

    It’s bloody hard doing this game with kids isn’t it? :)

    #38 6 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    “I’m so excited I make patrick look like a member of the porridge cast.”


    Harry – Seriously.

    #39 6 years ago
  40. No_PUDding

    Ahh cool.

    MW2 must have been a seperate thing then.

    #40 6 years ago
  41. Michael O'Connor

    Huh. That was fast.

    If it’s due for a 2010 release, it’s probably been in development for well over a year or two now.

    Interesting choice of developer though, employing many of the guys who helped make the original games. Might bring back in some of the old fans who didn’t like the direction of Fallout 3

    #41 6 years ago
  42. Pyrix

    Wow, that came out of nowhere. What would be fantastic is if they released Fallout: London or something, because, I loved Fallout 3 and all, but I imagine it must be even better with a place you know.

    Although, I admit Elder Scrolls V is still top of my Bethesda priority list, in fact, probably top of my ‘all games’ list, maybe joint with Mass Effect 2.

    #42 6 years ago
  43. Gekidami

    So this is the Fallout MMO then?

    #43 6 years ago
  44. Patrick Garratt


    #44 6 years ago
  45. The Benny

    Interplay still have the MMO rights, so it can’t be that. Bethesda wouldn’t spent time making a game they might not be able to launch, and certainly wouldn’t announce it before they got the rights.

    #45 6 years ago
  46. Mike


    #46 6 years ago
  47. KingCharMing

    Maybe they have better technology down in “New Vegas”… You know, like colour pip-boys

    #47 6 years ago
  48. The_Deleted


    #48 6 years ago
  49. DaMan

    a spin-off? like Brotherhood of Steel was?

    #49 6 years ago
  50. Retroid

    I am officially aroused by this news.

    \o/ \o/ \o/

    #50 6 years ago
  51. The Benny

    DaMan – Not a spin-off. There’s a Gamasutra article with a quote from Pete Hines where he says:

    “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.”

    The implication being that Bethesda still plan to do things with Fallout, but Obsidian will do their own Fallout game before then, set far enough away to have no relation to or impact on Fallout 3 or future Bethesda Fallouts.

    #51 6 years ago
  52. Alakratt

    Another Fallout game? FUCK YEAH!!

    #52 6 years ago
  53. DaMan

    The Benny – oh okay then, I’m surprised though.

    #53 6 years ago
  54. The Benny

    Me too. It seems like Fallout 3 sold well enough that Bethesda didn’t want to wait until they were done with Elder Scrolls 5 before they could make another one, so they went to a team with a track record of making decent sequels. A team who also happens to have people who worked on the original Fallout games.

    This could be very interesting indeed.

    #54 6 years ago
  55. scratchy69

    Feel the news POWER.

    #55 6 years ago

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