Predictions for 2008: Fallout 3 to be delayed

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    While daring enough to predict Spore to be released this year, IGN is stating we could well expect Fallout 3 not to hit the shelves until 2009.<blockquote>Fallout 3 Pushed to Early 2009

    Yes, we can hear you screaming "say it ain't so!," but honestly if you've followed video games with any sort of regularity, this kind of claim shouldn't strike you as particularly surprising. Bethesda has a proven track record of delaying games past their originally announced released dates, the most recent example being The Elder Scrolls IV being pushed from 2005 to March of 2006. It happened with Morrowind too, moving from a late 2001 window to May of 2002. We're certainly hopeful it doesn't happen with Fallout 3 because, well, we're very much looking forward to playing another Fallout game, even if it's a far cry from the hex-based original. Please prove us wrong, Bethesda.</blockquote>It's possible Bethesda learned enough from Morrowind and Oblivion to prevent a repeat, but it is a new product, and I suspect IGN will turn out to be right.

    Link: IGN PC Previews 2008.

    Spotted on RPGWatch.
     
  2. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
  3. Yellow

    Yellow It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 23, 2007
    Considering what happened with super smash brothers brawl it wouldn't be that much of a surprise =/

    BTW It's hit shelves until 2009...
     
  4. Starwars

    Starwars Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 17, 2006
    Hey, maybe there will be a delay until, oooooh, let's say fall 2012 or so. All due to a complete re-design of absolutely everything in the game, and due to Bethesda hiring several cool dudes/dudettes to work on it, and firing several not-so-cool dudes/dudettes currently working on it.

    Eh, it COULD happen...

    ...Please?
     
  5. pexxx

    pexxx First time out of the vault

    90
    Feb 12, 2007
    There has never been a game that wasn't delayed at least once.And I think it is good for hype machine so 2009 no doubt.
     
  6. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    It will probably be delayed but still be full of bugs and crashes and stuff at its release, just like Morrowind and Oblivion were and still not a single review will make mention of it.
     
  7. The Guardian

    The Guardian It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 17, 2008
    Perhaps the game should be released in 2012, that would bring about the end of the world according to the Mayan calculations...

    ...Still, it's a shame that the game is being postponed, perhaps all the lads and lasses at Bethsoft are too emotionally pent up to take our wrath even in Q4 2008, giving themselves some more time to prepare psychologically for the onslaught.
     
  8. TheSHEEEP

    TheSHEEEP It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 22, 2007
    Delay > Unfinished product...

    Well, it will be unfinished anyway, I guess. But they really should take enough time.
     
  9. Serbaside

    Serbaside Casual Vaulter

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    Dec 20, 2005
    I think they just chose 08 so in the hype video they could change the "Fallout 3" to "Fall 08"
     
  10. Gnidrologist

    Gnidrologist Wasted

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    Jul 15, 2004
    Their quota of bloom has been depleted for this year.
     
  11. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
  12. Stag

    Stag Guest

    alec, what's with you and the macros?

    This is good news, I'm betting they can have more time to get Fallout even more better now!

    This is a plot to get Fallout 3 named as GOTY two years running. Bleh.
     
  13. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    I hope the delay means that Beth is taking more time to change direction in the way they are developing f3.

    Hopefully they realise that competing in the fps market with a non fantasy approach is more risky then appeasing the fans and making a decent sequel.
     
  14. Lich

    Lich Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Dec 23, 2004
    So its 2008 and i got hope to buy it tomorrow, and now the whole waiting again..
     
  15. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    "Oh my god! I'm shocked.....well not that shocked" Phillip J. Fry
     
  16. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    I'm betting it will be released this year.
     
  17. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    It looks like most of you don't realize that it's a prediction, the game has not been officially delayed.
     
  18. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
  19. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Why get aggressive? Did he offended you?

    Anyway, I sure hope, that in case it will be delayed, it will be for the better. That they will make some adjustments or re-design characters and some story's aspects.

    Yes, I know it is naive to think so. But in this case, I want to be naive. Well, at least until I can play it.
     
  20. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Probably more like that they were to over eager with their release date than that they are going to redesign stuff.