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Fallout: New Vegas announced in London [Update]

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

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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.

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55 Comments

  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

    \o/

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    It’s a new game.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Whoa!

    #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
    /4
    /3
    /2
    /… :-)

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Update.

    #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

    \o/

    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.”

    hahaha

    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

    Nah.

    #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

    Intrigued.

    #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

    KICK ASS!

    #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.”

    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=23276

    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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  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

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  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

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  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

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  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

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  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

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  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

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  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

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  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

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  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

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  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

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  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

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  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

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  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

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  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

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  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]

  • Bloodborne patch 1.03 is live, reduces loading times, fixes suspend/resume bugs, more

    Patch 1.03 is now live for Bloodborne. The patch reduces loading times, adds item descriptions to loading screens, and fixes other various bugs. From Software has pushed update 1.03 live to all Bloodborne owners. As promised, it reduces loading times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. Another new addition is showing item descriptions instead of […]

  • Battlefield 4: first look at Community Map in action

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  • Microsoft apologises for uploading misleading Witcher 3: Wild Hunt footage

    Xbox’s YouTube channel uploaded a video of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt yesterday that was captured from the PC build. The most recent gameplay video for the The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared on the Xbox YouTube channel and showed a quest from the game’s opening section. A few minutes after it had gone live, […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator’s new game is Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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  • Bloodborne: Cathedral Ward closed door mystery solved

    The mystery of the locked door at the bottom of the Cathedral Ward in Bloodborne has been solved. Bloodborne, like earlier From Software games, is filled with doors that don’t open the first time you try them. Some will give you “locked” messages, others “does not open from this side”. Some of these will open […]

  • Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets is revealing his next game now [UPDATE: ended]

    Patrice Desilets, one of the original creators of Assassin’s Creed is hosting a presentation where he’s expected to talk about his next project. Patrice Desilets has emerged once again. This time he’s attending development conference in Croatia. Desilets is giving a live keynote and there’s a good chance we’re going to hear about his next […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: everything you need to know about gear upgrades & The Reef

    Bungie revealed plenty of important details in last night’s Destiny stream. Let’s go over everything. Alex wants to make sure you don’t miss any of the information revealed yesterday. Most of it affects all Destiny players too, even those who don’t intend on buying House of Wolves. During the first stream, Bungie explained the armour […]