Looks like a new Fallout is coming, but not from Interplay...

From rather from the makers of the popular Elder Scroll’s series (Daggerfall, Morrowind), Bethesda.


Bethesda Softworks to Develop and Publish Fallout 3

July 12, 2004 (Rockville, MD) - Bethesda Softworks® announced today that it
will develop and publish Fallout® 3 – a sequel to the highly popular
Fallout® role-playing game franchise. Bethesda licensed the rights to the
Fallout® franchise from Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board:
IPLY) in a deal that awards Bethesda exclusive worldwide rights to the
Fallout® franchise on the PC, home consoles, handhelds, and other media,
with the rights to develop and publish additional sequels.

“We’re extremely excited about this opportunity and what it means both for
Bethesda and for Fallout fans around the world,” said Vlatko Andonov,
president of Bethesda Softworks. “Fallout is one of the great RPG
franchises. Millions of Fallout games have been sold worldwide, and fans
have been eagerly awaiting the release of a Fallout 3 title. Bethesda’s
proven expertise in this genre, building on our experience and the
tremendous success we have enjoyed with our cutting-edge Elder Scrolls®
series, will enable us to create the next chapter of Fallout that is worthy
of the franchise.”

Originally released in 1997, Fallout places a player in the role of a
Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault
into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. The
game has been widely hailed as one of the outstanding role-playing games and
video games of all time with its unique gameplay, style, and setting.

Commenting on this development, Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer Herve Caen said, “This is a good agreement for both companies and
for gamers. Although several parties had a high level of interest in
licensing Fallout, we are most impressed by Bethesda’s execution of
role-playing titles. Bethesda is an ideal steward of the Fallout franchise.”

Fallout 3 will be developed by Bethesda along with the next chapter of The
Elder Scrolls, both under the direction of Todd Howard, executive producer
of The Elder Scrolls. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind® won every national
and international award of note in 2002, including Game of the Year and RPG
of the Year, and is one of the best-selling games ever released on Xbox.

“We are overjoyed,” said Howard. “Fallout is one of my favorite games, and
we plan to develop a visually stunning and original game for Fallout 3 with
all the hallmarks of a great RPG: player choice, engaging story, and

Future announcements about the release of Fallout 3 will be made as work on
the title progresses.

No platform yet, but almost 100% on PC, possibly a console release later on.

WHO CARES!!!??xzvbi


Seriously, I hope this is true so bad! Only Obsidian could have been a more fitting developer!

BITCHIN’!!! Fallout good!

I’ll say what I said at the RPGFan forums;

Question is, what release date will they set? A possible late 2005 release?

Veeerrrry interesting…

But why does ClothHat talk like a Mithra?

This is Bethseda we’re talking about here.
I’m saying sometime in 2007. :mwahaha:

Holy tapdancing christ yes. This sounds like it could be pretty fucking cool.

Of course it’s cool. Fallout and Fallout 2 were both excellent games, Interplay definately knows what they’re doing. On the other hand, now that Bethesda has their hands on Fallout, well I for one am really looking foward to this one not just because it’s a Fallout sequel, but because it’s made by a company that actually knows how to make damn good rpg’s.

I dunno. They may make it really massive as they did with Morrowind, which, for a Fallout sequel, might be bad. I play Morrowind obsessively, mind you, but the individual characterization in that game is a little stunted, which would hurt the Fallout series much more than it could the Elder Scrolls series.

Cool :smiley:

this is great… I really miss my days as a Vault Dweller

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Fallout is beyond good, but I fear. Can another Fallout be produced by people other than Interplay? I mean, yes they have a nice list of games to look at and say, “shiny” about, but I honestly wonder if the true freedom will still exist, or if a plot will end up stifling the one concept that made Fallout the best game series ever: I can act however I choose, and as long as there are no rocks in the way, I can do whatever I want. As long as those basic rules stay in place, I will be happier than a clam on Morhpine.

Delita, you haven’t played Morrowind, Bethesdas last big RPG, have you?

Edit: Dammit, why the hell do I keep typing “morrowind” as “morrowing”?

X 2 = Morrowind.

Morrowind allowed you to kill key characters, vital to the plot. End of discussion.

Put me in a box and ship me to the stores. I’m sold on this idea. Now lets look for timing.

And steal everything off of their dead, lifeless bodies.