Released in 2010, Fallout: New Vegas is considered by many fans to be the best installment in the post-apocalyptic franchise. As Todd Howard has now revealed, “New Vegas” was originally planned as an expansion for “Fallout 3”.
The legendary Fallout series is celebrating its 25th anniversary these days, and to mark this special celebration, Bethesda is taking a look back at the development of the games. A new video recently featured Fallout: New Vegas, which would have looked very different if Bethesda had stuck to its original plan.
Actually, “Fallout: New Vegas” should be an expansion for the immensely successful „Fallout 3“ will. However, Todd Howard would have advocated for Obsidian Entertainment to make a standalone game out of his idea.
Howard wanted the project to be a standalone game
As Todd Howard and other developers report in the new video, “Fallout: New Vegas” was originally intended to be an expansion for “Fallout 3”. After Bethesda finished work on Fallout 3, the team was already busy with the next project – „Skyrim“. However, the post-apocalyptic Fallout 3 went on to be a huge hit, which the company wanted to cash in on.
Bethesda wanted an expansion for the immensely successful game, but their own developers were busy with “Skyrim”. For Bethesda, however, there was reportedly only one developer they had their eye on for the planned expansion: Obsidian Entertainment. Obsidian was founded by some of the developers at Black Isle Studios, the team that developed the first two Fallout games.
However, while working on the project, Todd Howard quickly decided that Fallout: New Vegas should be a standalone game. In the video, Howard explains that he was “very strongly” convinced.
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Fallout: New Vegas became a fan favorite, but development hasn’t been smooth sailing. The game had a development cycle of only 18 months, which resulted in a slew of bugs. As in „Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords“also by Obsidian, some content was also removed from the final game.
Quelle: GameRant, TheGamer
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