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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Game -> Update ] - News related to Top Story: Obsidian Acquires Fallout Series | More info on Company: Obsidian Entertainment | More info on Game: Fallout series

The press release says it all:

Obsidian Entertainment Acquires Fallout Series, Hire Original Developers

March 31, 2010 (Irvine, CA) -- Obsidian Entertainment® announced today that it has acquired exclusive ownership of the Fallout®series -- beginning with the release of the highly anticipated Fallout: New Vegas® role-playing game. Obsidian purchased the rights to the Fallout® franchise from Bethesda Softworks in a deal that awards Obsidian exclusive worldwide rights to the Fallout® franchise on the PC, home consoles, handhelds, and other media.

“We’re extremely excited about this development and what it means both for Obsidian and for Fallout fans around the world,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Fallout is one the great RPG franchises. Millions of Fallout games have been sold worldwide, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Fallout: New Vegas. Obsidian’s proven expertise in this genre, building on our industry experience and the tremendous success we have enjoyed with our previous games and experience with the series, will enable us to create the next chapter of Fallout that is truly worthy of the franchise.”

In addition, Obsidian announced that it has hired a number of original Fallout developers - including Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, and Jason Anderson - to work on the series. These developers will join the already large roster of staff at Obsidian who have previous experience with the series. Obsidian has plans to open an exclusive Fallout division at the studio.

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, Bethesda President Vlatko Andonov said, “This is a good agreement for both companies and for gamers. Although several parties had a high level of interest in purchasing Fallout, we are most impressed by Obsidian’s execution of role-playing titles. Obsidian is the ideal choice to take on the Fallout franchise.”

Fallout: New Vegas is currently being developed by Obsidian under the direction of Lead Designer Josh Sawyer. “We are overjoyed,” said Sawyer. “Fallout is one of the greatest games ever made, and we plan to take the series back to its RPG roots while delivering a high-quality visual experience. We realize that a lot of fans are unhappy with the current state of affairs with the Fallout series - especially the lack of the true PnP style RPG elements that made the original Fallout such a wonderful game. We want to bring these things back into the mainstream. As game developers and RPG gamers, we know what makes a game great - and no marketing department is going to tell us any different.”

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April Fools!.......or is it really a forecast of the future?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So is it already April 1st in the States?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:43 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

1st of April
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

APRIL FOOLS!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Frater Perdurabo wrote:
So is it already April 1st in the States?


No, not yet. What does that have to do with anything?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice one, KoC. The press release date kind of gave the joke away, though, considering it's only the 31st.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What are you talking about? It clearly says March 31. You guys must be mistaken. Also, I don't live in the US so I don't play your silly games anymore. This is totally legit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Ahaha, you edited it.

I clearly saw it say april 1st.

What a mistake Koc, hopefully you will not make it next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey guys, there was no mistake gnasher

Anyway, it's already April 1st in a lot of the world.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well this I dont get.

http://m.gamepro.com/articles/culture/news/jumping-the-gun-on-april-fools-day/214627/

How the hell did they manage to post it that quickly? I am very impressed. Also fail Koc.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

King of Creation wrote:
Anyway, it's already April 1st in a lot of the world.

Not in the timezones that matter.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And this guy has stolen our story but didn't credit us: http://worthplaying.com/article/2010/3/31/news/73402/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's on their frontpage and everything.

At least you got someone, KoC!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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In addition, Obsidian announced that it has hired a number of original Fallout developers - including Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky, and Jason Anderson - to work on the series. These developers will join the already large roster of staff at Obsidian who have previous experience with the series. Obsidian has plans to open an exclusive Fallout division at the studio.

Man, if only.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Retlaw83 wrote:
It's on their frontpage and everything.

At least you got someone, KoC!


Kind of fitting it's him. I've noticed that this guy put up some of our stories in the past without crediting us.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

King of Creation wrote:
Retlaw83 wrote:
It's on their frontpage and everything.

At least you got someone, KoC!


Kind of fitting it's him. I've noticed that this guy put up some of our stories in the past without crediting us.


Contact judy@worthplaying.com seriously. Threaten to sue, thatll teach that fucking content stealer.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is the guy:

Rainier Van Autrijve
PR/Content Manager
rainier@worthplaying.com

http://worthplaying.com/about/
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

it's not April 1 yet. it's 3 in the goddamn afternoon here.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

King of Creation wrote:
it's already April 1st in a lot of the world.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Koc I order you to contact Ryan, threaten him with death and/or/by rape and await his reply.
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