Fallout New Vegas was announced moments ago during a Bethesda press conference in London.
The new game was revealed by Bethesda’s Pete Hines who said that the publisher is working with Obsidian Entertainment on the title.
It will be coming out next year for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
“It is not a sequel to Fallout 3,” Hines said. “It’s simply another Fallout game in that universe.”
It will be the same sort of role-playing game experience seen in Fallout 3, he said. The game’s official reveal, with more details and a look at the game down the line.
And more interestingly, is that apparently some of the creators of the original games may be involved:
At a press event in the United Kingdom, Fallout 3 developer Bethesda today announced a new externally-developed entry in the post-apocalyptic role-playing series.
Titled Fallout New Vegas, it’s being developed by Obsidian Entertainment (Neverwinter Nights 2, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II) with PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 versions planed for a simultaneous launch in 2010.
New Vegas will be an RPG in the style of Fallout 3, Bethesda noted, but the company did not confirm if it uses the same engine. The studio also stressed that it approached Obsidian to make a new Fallout entry, not the other way around.
“It is not a sequel to Fallout 3,” said Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines. “It was just a great opportunity we thought to work with some guys who very clearly know Fallout–Feargus [Urquhart] and those guys were there in the early days of Fallout.”
Obsidian Entertainment was founded in 2003 by several former employees of Black Isle Studios, the company responsible for the original Fallout titles.
“We approached them. And obviously they were like, ‘Yeah!’ That was a pretty easy conversation,” Hines continued. “It’s definitely an RPG. Same sort of experience as what folks got in Fallout 3. It’s not Fallout Tactics, it’s not Brotherhood of Steel. It’s another Fallout game in that universe.”
We knew they were going to make it, but now it’s official. Very cool that they are going to join up with Obsidian. Now, how long?