Fallout 3 announced

July 12 2004

One of my favorite computer game series of all time, Fallout, is getting a third game! Bestheda Softworks, the folks behind Morrowind, sent out a press release saying that they are going to make Fallout 3. The series was in jeopardy due to the fact it is owned by Interplay, which is having financial issues. Here is some info from the press release:

"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."

Now, I loved Fallout 1 and Fallout 2. Fallout Tactics was pretty bad, but this series has a great legacy. Fallout is what Wasteland 2 should have been, but Wasteland never got a sequel and the license was lost in legal wars. Great news for those of us that love role-playing games but don't want to always be suck in the fantasy world.

(saw this first on shacknews)

1 Responses to “Fallout 3 announced”

  1. 1) zamfir says:

    having just finished Fallout 2 for the 4th time (trying out a different player style each time) this news makes me giddy.

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