A possible Fallout 3 remaster?

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Proletären, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Proletären

    Proletären Moderator

    Mar 15, 2012

    PCGamer reports about a mysterious Bethesda placeholder on Amazon. Speculation is that it might be a Fallout 3 remaster. But who knows? It's already being discussed on our forums.

    Edit: The stand by note on Amazon is already gone!

    Edit 2: Altchar reports that the countdown is set for 31 December 2019.

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
  2. MPPlantOfficial

    MPPlantOfficial Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Aug 24, 2017
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  3. Cyberpunk88

    Cyberpunk88 First time out of the vault

    Sep 23, 2018
    Still better dialogue than F4
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  4. Proletären

    Proletären Moderator

    Mar 15, 2012
    I notice that the stand by note is already gone.
  5. MasterworkStone

    MasterworkStone Wasteland nobody

    Jul 9, 2016
    I don't think Bethesda is the kind of developer that would create a remake of one of their older games, but then again I guess you could count Skyrim: Special Edition.
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  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    They said they wouldn't remaster Oblivion since it would take too much effort, so I'm pretty sure they wouldn't bother with Fallout 3, either.
  7. JKRDU(AKA Junyoung)

    JKRDU(AKA Junyoung) JUK

    Nov 21, 2018
    If they're going to remaster Fallout 3, I wish they could improve a lot of things that were problematic in the original game. Not Fallout 3 with Fallout 4's system.
  8. Eshanas

    Eshanas Vault Dweller

    Jul 6, 2016
    A true remaster would be a whole revamp of the flesh of it. Revamp the story. Revamp the map. Revamp the whole NuCanon. Make things 'fit' in this world, however that may be. More than just two settlements and a few niche ones scattered every which way or a unsustainable Mercenary army or mutant host.

    That'll be a true Remaster, not just updating the graphics or porting it all to Fallout 4.
  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    If anything, I would expect a FO3 ported to FO4's system, and using FO4's assets, except in the unique cases of certain items and character models.

    *Reason being... that FO3 seems like it was a stepping stone on the way to creating games like FO4, and this is their chance to retcon the entire FO3 [transitional] gameplay.

    I'll say this... It made me sick when I learned that the Homeworld remaster was done using the Homeworld 2 engine.. which imposed radically detrimental gameplay changes. :(
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019
  10. KingArthur

    KingArthur I’m a survivor, Black Lung

    Jun 25, 2018
    I’d rather have a Fallout 3 remaster than having had 4 or 76 exist at all.

    Better yet, fuck the 3 remaster, give us Van Buren, or NV 2, or another, better, pipe dream.
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  11. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008

    No, just no.
  12. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo I torture myself playing shitty games.

    Jun 15, 2015
    I've just heard about this from It'sAGundam's Twitter. Almost every comment on Twitter that has made a post in regards to a new Fallout game in the works is; "Please God, no!" or "Please give us a Fallout not made by Bethesda!"
    My guess for the reason that Bethesda is doing this is not to make amends for Seventy-Shit but to one up Obsidian before The Outer Worlds is released. The one sided dick measuring contest between Bethesda and Obsidian is just ridiculous at this point. The goodwill that they grander over the years with their fanboys is gone. Fallout 4 and Seventy-Shit are hated by most people who aren't console peasants. Fallout 3 is not exactly looked at with rose tinted glasses with most gamers, at lest not in comparison to New Vegas. Then again, Fallout 3 is still remembered fondly with Beth fanboys so this may also be Bethesda attempt to win their fanboy army back.
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  13. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

    Jul 14, 2017
    Inb4 they play the game, quit it after first hour or so and wait for Nexus mods to come, before going out to say "best game ever".
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  14. Proletären

    Proletären Moderator

    Mar 15, 2012
    Good point! Bethesda throws their fans a bone to get back some of that good will.
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  15. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

    Dec 6, 2012
    I hope they keep their dirty fingers off F1 and F2.
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  16. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Too late; they already did that.

    *Hopefully they don't do it again; with a re-master.
  17. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo I torture myself playing shitty games.

    Jun 15, 2015
    I am guessing they are seeing how much goodwill, praise and money Capcom was able to garner with their Resident Evil 2 remake and probably want in on that action. Difference is is that the original Resident Evil 2 is a classic and the remake improves on many things from the second Resident Evil. Capcom even did something unexpected and gave Resident Evil fans free DLC. Fallout 3 is hardly a classic in any sense. Bethesda is way too lazy to improve anything from Fallout 3 and Bethesda is way too greedy to release free DLC. When even Capcom throws fans of their franchise a bone more then you do and is less greedy then you know you done fucked up.
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  18. Can't really see it being a particular downer considering their technical aspect is easily what drags down and dates F3 and FNV the most. Even a Special Edition sort of treatment would go a long way into making them more appealing to ever replay or get into by later players. If it really were a remake or director's cut, I don't see a problem with that either, especially if it comes around tweaking the story and how it's presented, which is easily second or tied with the technicals in the list of grievances. Naturally it seems to have been a fumble of announcing something else a lot less enticing and was put down to avoid a mass fit once they saw people were legitimately expecting something as huge as even Fallout 5. So it's conjectures about something that doesn't probably even exist yet.
  19. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Nov 26, 2007
    Even if it involves shoehorning the FO3 campaign into the FO4 engine—and gameplay?
  20. KingArthur

    KingArthur I’m a survivor, Black Lung

    Jun 25, 2018
    That’s a sickening thought. I don’t even like 3 that much and the idea of another Beth Fallout being like vanilla 4 makes me deeply uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong, 4 is my guilty pleasure admittedly, but going over to its format for all Fallout games is just disturbing
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