PCGamer predicts that Fallout 3 will be loved by everyone but us. Huh. Haven't heard that before.
The only thing that confuses me about
Bethesda getting the Fallout licence is why they'd even bother.
Fallout, while important and brilliant, was never a runaway sales
success. At the moment, Bethesda are arguably the most commercially
successful western-style Role-playing Game developer on earth. It'd
actually be far smarter for them to develop their own post-apocalypse
setting from scratch rather than trying to raise Interplay's child from
the nuclear ashes.
The idea of Bethesda doing a
post-apocalypse game is as big a story as Bethesda doing Fallout 3.
Perhaps even a bigger story. Since it'll be presumably be appearing on
the consoles, where it'll have no history whatsoever, the "3" is going
to make people back away slowly. (Don't expect it to come out under the name "Fallout 3" but "Fallout: Some Extra Subtitle")
So what have they bought with the licence? Just the enmity of the
hardcore Fallout fans who'll hate any game Bethesda make with it just
So why did they do it? Only reason I can work out
is Bethesda are just dirty big Fallout fans and would love to play in
the Sandbox. Which is a good a reason for the rest of us to be very
Check out the rest of the article here, where the author makes a few more predictions.