Production and release details编辑
Fallout: New Vegas is a futuristic post-apocalyptic RPG set in an alternate universe based on 50s sci-fi pulp fiction, as if the world had stopped during the optimistic 50s and found itself in a dystopian post-apocalyptic reality. It will make use of the gameplay style of Bethesda Softworks' Fallout 3, however, with a brand new story and setting.
No, it will be a Single-Player game, like previous Fallouts. However, Interplay licensed the rights to a Fallout MMORPG from Bethesda in 2007 and is currently developing it under the codename Project V13. Bethesda recently moved to rescind the Fallout MMORPG license, claiming that Interplay is in breach of the licensing agreement. Interplay disputes these claims.
For more details, see: Fallout Online FAQ.
No, unlike the add-on packs, it will be a standalone game.
Will it feature exclusive add-ons/DLC, like Fallout 3?编辑
It is not known at this time.
Yes. J.E. Sawyer says:
- We have the GECK as well as all art source and code source. We coordinate the viability of any given addition/change with Bethesda since they have a decade-ish of experience with the technology base.
To be announced. However, Fallout 3 was rated M (Mature) by the ESRB in the United States and 18 in the UK, and New Vegas will likely have the same rating.
When will it be released?编辑
The game will be released in 2010.
What platforms will it be released for?编辑
Like Fallout 3, the game will be released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Will it require Windows Vista?编辑
Fallout: New Vegas will work on PCs running either Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7.
Is it being made by people who made previous Fallouts?编辑
Who is on the team?编辑
The known developers so far are:
- J.E. Sawyer - project director and lead designer
- John R. Gonzalez - lead creative designer
- Akil Hooper - designer
- Scott Everts - designer
- Eric Fenstermaker - designer
- Fryda Wolff - sound designer
- Theresa Treadwell - associate producer
- Brian Menze - artist
- Sean Dunny - artist
- Chris Tencati - gameplay programmer
Which other Fallout developers are at Obsidian?编辑
Other people at Obsidian who worked on previous Fallout games include Chris Avellone, Feargus Urquhart, Chris Jones, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Brian Menze and Jesse Reynolds. At least some of them are likely to be on the New Vegas team.
Is the combat turn-based or real-time?编辑
The combat will likely be real-time, with the active pause VATS system, similar to Fallout 3.
Other gameplay questions编辑
Is first or third perspective used?编辑
While nothing has been officially announced, given that it has been announced to be the same style of game as Fallout 3, it will likely allow you to use both first and third-person perspective.