Obsidian promised Meta 85 bonus for Fallout: New Vegas

Thursday, 15 March 2012 11:51 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Obsidian was promised a bonus from Bethesda alongside straight payment on Fallout: New Vegas if it had hit an 85 on MetaCrtiic.

The info was mentioned in a tweet by studio co-founder Chris Avellone when asked a question by a fan following recent lay-offs at the company.

“FNV was a straight payment, no royalties, only a bonus if we got an 85+ on Metacritic, which we didn’t,” said Avellone.

Instead, it got 84 on PC and Xbox 360, with an 82 for the PS3 version.

Fallout: New Vegas launched in October 2010.

It was reported yesterday that Obsidian had been hit with up to 30 layoffs, linked to a next-gen Xbox title codenamed North Carolina that would have been published by Microsoft.

The workforce reduction hasn’t been confirmed yet.