|A righteous petition has been started by Mikael Grizzly of NMA and Ausir of DAC and The Vault fame, seeking the release of the design documents for the original Fallout. With the purchase of the Fallout IP from Interplay, Bethesda now owns them. We, the fans, would sincerely love to have them so that we might be able to mod the original games to include content that was never included in the game due to time and/or budget constraints. We want to see Fallout in all it's glory. The petition:
To: Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company
With the procurement of the Fallout intellectual property along with
all assets of the franchise, including design documents for Fallout,
Fallout 2, Van Buren, Fallout: Tactics, Fallout: Tactics 2, Fallout:
Brotherhood of Steel and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, Bethesda
Softworks possesses a large number of unique materials about the game.
Fallout, first released in 1997, was, and continues to be, a
masterpiece. However, we only have the finished product at our
disposal, alongside a number of interviews and statements floating in
the Internet. All the documentation about how Fallout was born, what it
was originally intended to look like or how the final game was sculpted
are almost entirely shrouded in mystery.
Chris Avellone, one of the designers of Fallout 2 and Van
Buren released parts of the design documents to the fanbase in his
Fallout Bible series. These elements were met with enthusiasm and joy.
Now Bethesda has the ability to unveil the mystery entirely, by
releasing the design documents to the Fallout fanbase. As these
documents were created by entirely different people and teams, it
wouldn't in any way be harmful to Bethesda Softworks and it's
No, it would be an excellent move on their part, as it
wouldn't require much effort, as they hold the assets in their
possession, and would be a gesture of good faith to the fanbase, both
hardcore and regular fans.
Please guys, release them. It's impossible to go wrong with this move.
Bethesda could score a LOT of points with the old school Fallout community with this one.
What are you waiting for? Go and SIGN IT.