Fallout 1/2 and Tactics Get Re-Rated by ESRB, Re-Release Imminent?

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    It looks like Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics will be getting a re-release on Steam and possibly other digital delivery services after being taken down at the very end of last year, if these recent ratings from ESRB are to be believed. The games had to be taken down after their distribution rights switched from Interplay to Bethesda, though Pete Hines was also very open about the publisher's intention to get them back to Steam quickly, and didn't rule out the possibility of seeing it on other outlets soon after.

    It remains to be seen whether Bethesda intends to do anything else with the titles (mobile ports? pre-order bonuses for Fallout 4?) or if this has anything to do with the recent Nuka Cola trademark filings, but we'll keep you updated.

    Thanks, GameBanshee.
     
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  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    So there's no longer any Sexual Themes, Use of Drugs, Intense Violence, Alcohol Reference, Simulated Gambling, Crude Humor and so on?
     
  3. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    And then there's the whole able to kill children thing.
     
  4. optimuswhat

    optimuswhat First time out of the vault

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    Dec 15, 2013
    Damn.
    I loved to see people explode from one shot of a pistol.
    Looks like Bethesda may have really toned the violence down, if these ratings really ARE true.
     
  5. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    For reference, searching in the database for the original Fallout 1/2's rating summary shows this and this, so I don't know if there's much cause to worry about Bethesda trimming down content.
     
  6. sydney_roo

    sydney_roo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 24, 2008
    Yeah, the day they re-release Fallout / 2 is the day Bethesda admits Fallout 3 was a turd
     
  7. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    They've been pretty explicit about wanting to re-release Fallout 1 and 2 on Steam. The question honestly isn't if they'll do it, but when and how.
     
  8. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Someone would have to get those games to see the differences...
     
  9. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    There are generally two types of people at Bethesda-- the ones who love money, and the ones who love Fallout and respect its legacy much as any classic gamer... and also happen to be pretty fond of money. There's no reason they would want to keep people from playing the originals, and there's especially no reason they wouldn't want to be making cash off of their rights to them.
     
  10. cdoublejj

    cdoublejj It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 30, 2007
    i'd like to see them license out a new fallout game to be developed by InXile and obsidian, old school style.
     
  11. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    The funniest, saddest thing about that is that if by some miracle we ever got it, it would officially be qualified as a (probably, non-canon) niche spinoff.
     
  12. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I doubt Obsidian would accept a not-canon Fallout. It would be another slap on the original authors of the IP, quite hard to take after the huge success of FONV. About InXile, I doubt Fargo would accept any deal with any publisher.

    Maybe, Beth would hire an team of people worse than they are (if it exist) to make uninspired and purposly not-canon, top-down Turn-based tactical games, for cellphones, and maybe PC, so that everyone would agree that those kind of games sucks. (not taking into account the horrible quality of the writters they hire)

    On the other hand, we are yet to learn how well the upcoming AAA top-down RPG will sell.
    Wasteland 2, Torment & Pillars of Eternity generated quite an hype. Let's see if those games explode the selling and create a revival on the genre on the big publishers side. (indie are quite on the ride)
    About games already released, someone knows how well sold Shadowrun returns & its addon ?
     
  13. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

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    Aug 4, 2013
    Even with Wasteland 2, Torment & Pillars of Eternity hype I doubt that they would do something similar, if they did I suspect that would not be good, maybe decent.
     
  14. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Depends on who is doing it, essentially.

    The best scenario would be InXile, Obsidian or CD Projekt RED/Good Old Games, being able to buy back the franchise.
    I even think that the third company i mentioned already have enough money.
    (How much does the franchise cost ? Was it something like 50M$. It could be achieved by those three, if i am not wrong)

    Or maybe multiple companies associated together to buy it.
     
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