In an exclusive interview with the UK Official Xbox Magazine,
Bethesda have revealed more details about Fallout 3, the legendary
post-apocalyptic RPG franchise they took over in 2004.
And whilst the title has only been confirmed for the PC thus far,
judging by the comments below, an official word on its Xbox 360 release
could be imminent…
Speaking to Todd Howard (Executive producer of Oblivion, Morrowind
and Fallout) with regard to Bethesda’s plans for 2007 and beyond, he
told us; "We started work (on Fallout 3) in late 2004 with a few
people. We only had about 10 people on it until Oblivion wrapped, but
most of our staff is on it now." Is it wishful thinking that Fallout 3
will eventually be released on Microsoft’s next-gen machine? With the
game itself utilising the same Gamebryo engine as Oblivion, perhaps
not. And promised to be as huge and open-ended as their multi-award
winning 2006 effort, demand for Fallout 3 on the Xbox 360 would be huge.
"We have pretty long preproduction phases on our stuff," continues
Howard "doing concepts, design, building prototypes, and such. We
should be ready soon to show it off, but we’ll see." For more details and the full interview with Bethesda, check out
issue 18 of the Official Xbox 360 Magazine, on sale from the 15th of
While I don't have the prevailing degree of pessimism that is running rampant through the community about the potential for DAC, NMA, and the PC gaming community to be passed over for the 360 community, stuff like this doesn't help.
And to reiterate a previous statement:
If the first concrete details about Fallout 3 appear in an Xbox magazine, and not on DAC or NMA, I predict armageddon.