Fallout 3 will be massive
Players thought that the Fallout 2 map was already expansive. Fallout 3 will even be bigger. However, Bethesda confirmed that, while it will feature more hours of gameplay, it wouldn’t be as big (in terms of size) as 2006 hit, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Estimated, Fallout 3 will only be around 50%-80% of the really expansive Oblivion. Doing the math, that gives you 100+ hours of gameplay. (Oblivion can give you around 200 hours if you do everything).
Fallout 3 has got to be one of the most anticipated games to be launched in recent years. It has been a few years since the demise of Interplay (from whom the first two , purist fans exclude Brotherhood of the Steel), and Fallout 3, as a project, changed several hands before ending up in the hands of Bethesda who will be shipping out the game later this year.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines gave a few details:
“It’s set in Washington DC 200 years after the bombs have fallen. You have to eke out an existence and survive in this wasteland. It’s all about player choice. We don’t spend a whole lot of time explaining how we got there; the world got blown to hell, people have emerged from some vaults to try and start again. We don’t go into specifics about what took place. The explaining we do is about why the super-mutants are there and stuff like that. It’s pretty simple anyway. World got blown up. It’s 200 years later. Here’s what going on.”
Compared to the first two Fallouts, where it was set in the California – Nevada area, this will focus around the US capital. So the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared and you’ll be out there in the wasteland. While this setting would take you far away from Vault 0 and Vault 13, you’d be encountering Vault 69 where there are 999 females and 1 male.
And we thought Fallout might lose its charm. Huzzah!
Fallout 3 will be available for the PC, Xbox 360 and the Wii.