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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - More info on Company: Bethesda Softworks | More info on Game: Fallout 3

I write to you with the saddest of hearts. The Fallout community has been consistently let down when it comes to the third installment of our beloved franchise. That's why today's news isn't really that much of a surprise, but it still stings none the less.

I regret to inform you that Bethesda has cancelled production of Fallout 3. Citing many reasons, including hostile fan feedback, the leadership at Bethesda has decided that it is no longer commercially viable to make the game.

Here's what they had to say:

April 1, 2007 (Rockville, MD) -- Bethesda Softworks® announced today that it cancelled development of Fallout® 3 -- a sequel to the highly popular Fallout® role-playing game franchise. Bethesda licensed the rights to the Fallout® franchise from Interplay Entertainment Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: IPLY) in 2004.

“We’re extremely disappointed about the way this turned out, and what it means both for Bethesda and for Fallout fans around the world,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “Fallout is one the great RPG franchises. Millions of Fallout games have been sold worldwide, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of a Fallout 3 title. However, after our experience with the Elder Scrolls® series, we have decided that the next chapter of Fallout will not be made.”

Originally released in 1997, Fallout places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. The game has been widely hailed as one of the outstanding role-playing games and video games of all time with its unique gameplay, style, and setting.

Commenting on this development, Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Herve Caen said, “This is a good development for both companies and for gamers. Although Bethesda had a high level of interest in licensing and developing Fallout, we at Interplay have decided to give it another try and make Fallout 3 ourselves.”

“We are really depressed,” said Howard. “Fallout is one of my favorite games, and we had planned to develop a visually stunning and original game for Fallout 3 with all the hallmarks of a great RPG: player choice, engaging story, and non-linearity. But things didn't work out. The fans got really intense and would jump on the slightest thing, claiming impending doom. It got almost impossible to work after a while, constantly second guessing yourself, wondering if some angry fan would try to flame me on the forums.”

Bethesda would like to remind fans, however, that the Windows version of Shivering Isles is available at retail and is co-published by Bethesda Softworks and 2K, while the Xbox 360 version is available through Xbox Live® online entertainment network by Bethesda Softworks. For more information on Oblivion, Shivering Isles, or The Elder Scrolls, visit the official web site: www.elderscrolls.com.

Future announcements about the release of Fallout 3 will be made by Interplay Entertainment.

It'll be tough to try and recover from this as a community, but I think we can pull through.

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Megatron
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

you're a fool
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Atrokkus
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The quotes are not very believable.
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King of Creation
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They're real quotes! Guys, I'm not kidding around here.
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Frater Perdurabo
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

:van_buren:

But seriously, corny shit like this makes me hate April 1.
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AnneGwish
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Link..it's missing a link, to the news story..
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

AnneGwish wrote:
Link..it's missing a link, to the news story..


http://www.bethsoft.com/news/pressrelease_040107.htm
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Mismatch
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Kharn wrote:
AnneGwish wrote:
Link..it's missing a link, to the news story..


http://www.bethsoft.com/news/pressrelease_040107.htm


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VasikkA
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, it beats the one on NMA, but I expected something about Fallout MMO.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

this would actually be good news so its a poor joke
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DaC-Sniper
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:00 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

you dirty icon_drunk KoC.

Good one. Stopped reading at 1st April etc.
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POOPERSCOOPER
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I didn't even have to read the whole new post.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Good fake news post.


I wish it were real.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Isn't as catching as Vault Dweller's Mass Effect faux interview.
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Koki
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I always wonder what is the point of having an official joke day when everybody know it's official and smell the joke from a mile away
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Wolfman Walt
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Should have cooked up some doctored screens and claimed a DAC exclusive.
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Mechanurgist
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Ugh, that wasn't even particularly amusing. If you're gonna do an April 1st, make it something wild and zany, for Pete's sake. More like "Microsoft acquires license to Fallout MMO, promises to give it 'the Shadowrun treatment'".
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POOPERSCOOPER
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Look, atleast he did something for April 1st. It gives us the sense that someone high up in the democratic site ownership is trying to entertain the community, weather or not it was funny or not.
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Inin
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:08 am Reply with quoteBack to top

That was a semi-decent attempt, KoC.

You should have had it be more along the lines of Bethesda cancelling, Troika announcing its phoenix-like rise from the ashes and snatching up the Fallout 3 rights. The announcement would also include that the game would also be backed by Brian Fargo's inXile and all the original people who worked on Fallout collaborating with Troika in the production of Fallout 3.


There is no Fallout 3. Fucking accept it already.


-Inin
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Dogmeatlives
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

i don't get it. Who are these April fools that you speak of?
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