Fallout: New Vegas has too many “major” events to not have an end, says Obsidian

Monday, 23rd August 2010 13:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen


If you’re wanting to know if you’ll be able to travel around the Vegas wastelands after the end of Fallout: New Vegas, here’s your answer: you can’t.

Obsidian’s said New Vegas’s ending includes too many “major” events, meaning players will have to start a new game and not continue on as before.

“We put a lot of effort into the ending slides – we know those slides are really popular with people so we want to make sure there’s a huge amount of variety and reactivity with that stuff. We weren’t really focused on new features so much as to add a really rich sense of reactivity to the players and the choices they make,” Josh Sawyer, project director on the game, told 1UP.

“We want to make it a definitive ending. Initially, we talked about trying to support post-game play, but because the changes that can happen at the end of the game are pretty major, this is what it basically came down to: either have the changes feel really major in the end slides and then have themĀ not be very major after the end of the game, or make them really minor and not that impactful.”

So. No Broken Steel-type DLC at the end like Fallout 3. Doesn’t mean there won’t be any DLC, mind: the developer’s Chris Avellone told VG247 back in April that publisher Bethesda does have “plans” for add-on content.

Fallout: New Vegas releases on October 22 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

Catch Keza’s impressions of the game from gamescom here.



  1. LOLshock94

    i bet its like 1 DLC a year are sumit

    #1 4 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    Does that mean they’re planning to continue the story with a sequel?

    Or, pretty simple alternative, there’s a good chance you die at the end.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ruckus

    Got to admit I enjoyed myself the most in Fallout 3 just exploring the wastes – coming across areas that I could stock up with supplies etc. and trying to survive as a wastelander. So I’ll probably try and stay clear of the main New Vegas story arc for as long as I can.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Suikoden Fan

    or they could do a fallout 3, the games end when it ends, unless you buy this certain dlc which will allow you to continue afterwards

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Zonejeu

    Actually, the Broken Steel DLC for Fallout 3 didn’t take into account the choices of the players and the various ending at all.

    And it was crap, mostly.

    So it’s a good news in the end.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DSB

    @3 Really, that was the only actual value in the game. The main quests sucked.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    they better have all the songs from fallout 3 in vegas

    such as bingo bango bongo

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Uncontested

    sigh.. feels like Deja Vu all over again. Didn’t Betheseda say the exact same thing about FO3 then get massive backlash for not letting you play post ending? *facepalm* these devs just don’t get it.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DSB

    @7 Dude, no.

    There’s plenty of music from that era that would lighten a game up, but the soundtrack to Fallout 3 was just fucking awful. Far too few songs and far too little variation. And to make it even worse, the ambience was so low the game felt dead without the radio.

    I was going out of my mind until I executed Three Dog. That was probably the most satisfying thing I did in that game.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    Yeah, I agree about the music, if you play FO3 for dozens upon dozens of hours that handful of tracks really starts to grate on your brain.

    There has to be dozens of more Vegas appropriate tracks from that period they could use.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Xuchilbara

    @4 – you obviously didn’t read the article
    @8 – I completely agree, how can they ignore the massive amount of criticism they received for Fallout 3 doing this EXACT same thing, and then try and do it again?

    #11 4 years ago

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