Fallout: New Vegas almost had a very Vegas romance story.
An early draft of the story for Fallout: New Vegas nearly had a subplot that had the player getting drunk and marrying someone. This would’ve been the first of its kind in the long-running series. But it didn’t materialise.
Josh Sawyer, Fallout: New Vegas lead designer, told PCGamer at PAX that the axed subplot would’ve been perfect for the game’s Vegas setting.
“We actually had some ideas for characters that would… like in one story draft we had, Cass would get drunk with the protagonist and then would wake up with The King having married them at The King’s School of Impersonation,” said Sawyer.
“That seemed very Vegas, but we were also like, that’s kind of a complicated series of events, so we decided not to do it. But it’s also in the vein of the Fallout 2 more humorous romance, rather than in-depth and serious. It’ll be interesting to see how Bethesda approaches that in Fallout 4.”
This is interesting because the Fallout series never gave the player the option to romance their companions and have that impact the story. Fallout 4 will, which, as Sawyer noted, is a complex state of affairs.
Fallout 4 is out in November.