Fallout: New Vegas Announced, Under Development by Obsidian

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This just in, Obsidian Entertainment will be developing an offshoot Fallout title named Fallout: New Vegas. Surprised? We all are. And there are more surprises after the jump.

Bethesda announced today that Obsidian Entertainment (the superteam behind KotOR II and the upcoming Alpha Protocol) will be developing a title based in the Fallout universe.

The game will be an RPG and will use the same Gamebryo engine used in Fallout 3, so don’t expect this to be a totally different game or anything. Still, it will not be a sequel to Fallout 3 or any of its previous offshoots. This is just a different game in the same franchise.

What’s awesome is that the project is being led by game designer and writer extraordinaire, Chris Avellone, the genius behind titles like KotOR II or Planescape: Torment. I mean seriously, if you don’t know Chris Avellone, you shouldn’t be playing RPGs.

Title is slated for a 2010 release right now and all we know is that it will be released for the usual suspects: PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

I wonder if this has anything to do with Bethesda going all gung-ho on Interplay a few days ago. Most likely not of course, but it is curious that as they are trying to revoke the license off Interplay, they’re handing a fresh one over to Obsidian. Bethesda’s really serious about expanding the Fallout franchise.

And if your brain hasn’t been warped enough today, Interplay developed the first two Fallout games, and Chris Avellone, game designer at Obsidian also worked with that team for Fallout 2.

Source: Eurogamer

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