The Fallout: New Vegas FAQ, courtesy of The Vault (and Ausir). What is Fallout: New Vegas? Fallout: New Vegas is a futuristic post-apocalyptic cRPG set in an alternate universe based on 50s sci-fi pulp fiction, as if the world had stopped during the optimistic 50s and found itself in a dystopian post-apocalyptic reality. It will make use of not only the engine, but the gameplay style of Bethesda Softworks' Fallout 3, however, with a brand new story and setting. Is it Fallout 4? No, Fallout 4 will be a separate future project that will likely be developed by Bethesda Game Studios itself. For more information, see: Fallout 4 FAQ. Will it be a MMORPG? No, it will be a single-player game, like previous Fallouts. However, Interplay licensed the rights to a Fallout MMORPG from Bethesda in 2007 and is currently developing it under the codename Project V13. Bethesda recently moved to rescind the Fallout MMORPG license, claiming that Interplay is in breach of the agreement for failure to commence full scale development by April 4, 2009 and to secure certain funding for the game. Interplay disputes these claims. Is it some kind of DLC? No, unlike the Fallout 3 DLC packs, it will be a standalone game. Who is making and publishing Fallout: New Vegas? Fallout: New Vegas is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. What is Fallout: New Vegas rated? To be announced. However, Fallout 3 was rated M (Mature) by the ESRB in the United States, and New Vegas will likely have the same rating. When will it be released? The game will be released in 2010. What platforms will it be released for? Like Fallout 3, the game will be released for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Will it require Windows Vista? Fallout 3 will work on PCs running either Windows XP or Vista. New Vegas might run on Windows 7 as well. Is it being made by people who made previous Fallouts? Yes, it is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, which was founded by some of the people who worked on Fallout, Fallout 2 and Van Buren at Interplay/Black Isle Studios. Who is on the team? The known developers so far are: * J.E. Sawyer - project director and lead designer * John R. Gonzalez - lead creative designer * Akil Hooper - designer * Scott Everts - designer Which other Fallout developers are at Obsidian? Other people at Obsidian who worked on previous Fallout games include Chris Avellone, Feargus Urquhart, Chris Jones, Chris Parker, Darren Monahan, Brian Menze, Jesse Reynolds and Rich Taylor. At least some of them are likely to be on the New Vegas team.