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Part 2 of Fallout revisited
Part 2 of Fallout revisited [ Person -> Interview ]
Posted by Mr. Teatime Fri 25 Aug 2006, 3:19 PM
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There's a new interview with Chris Avellone at Gamebanshee as part of their 3-day Fallout party thing. A lot of it is dedicated to Van Buren, which we've all heard enough of (apart from Gamebanshee it seems), and he also continues the worrying trend he's had of recent years of showing he doesn't seem to get what Fallout was about anyway.

GB: Were any of you at Obsidian interested in acquiring the rights to Fallout 3 when they became available? What was your reaction to the news that Interplay had sold the rights to Bethesda Softworks?

Chris: I don't think it was ever an option that ever came up (I think it was offered to much higher bidders than we could hope to be) - and Bethesda totally works for me. Oblivion kicked a great deal of ass.

GB: Why do you suppose Interplay retained the rights to any massively multiplayer Fallout titles? Do you think we'll ever see such a game, and if so, would a Fallout MMORPG even work?

Chris: I have no idea, but I think it would totally work, though.

GB: If you were given the choice, would you like to see Obsidian pursue a post-apocalyptic RPG in the same vein as the Fallout series? Why or why not?

Chris: Nope, I'd rather we do something brand new that builds on the RPG mechanics and aesthetic style guides of that and other Interplay RPGs to create something that's better than Fallout. If it's post-apocalyptic, so be it, but it doesn't have to be similar to Fallout.

MMORPG Fallout, and Bethesda being great for Fallout because Oblivion kicked ass? I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I'm glad Obsidian didn't get the rights, and the company appears to be less than the sum of its parts.

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