Publisher Bethesda Softworks has released a gameplay trailer for Fallout: New Vegas, a spin-off to their popular post-apocalyptic role-playing series. New Vegas is not Fallout 4, but more of a direct sequel to 1998’s Fallout 2 in terms of theme, setting and the people developing it.
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Sadly, Bethesda’s Gamebryo engine is beginning to show its age; by modern standards New Vegas is not a good looking game. But graphics are never what made the series worth playing, Fallout games have always been about providing the player with a unique and deeply engaging experience. As luck would have it, the folks creating New Vegas know all about that.
Fallout: New Vegas is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, best known for developing the NeverWinter Nights series and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2. Obsidian was formed shortly after Interplay’s Black Isle Studios (the developers of the first two Fallout games) shut down. Many of the key players from Black Isle ended up at Obsidian, so hopefully Fallout: New Vegas can recapture some of the heavily-irradiated magic that made the first two games in the franchise so great.
Fallout: New Vegas will hit the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 this October.