Fallout: New Vegas, the follow up to the highly successful Fallout 3, is now one step closer to its release date later this month, as its developer, Obsidian Studios, and its publisher, Bethesda, have announced that it has gone gold, and retail discs are now being produced.
Fallout 3 was the next generation re-imagining of the classic Fallout franchise, and took things in a very different direction, that appeared as a breath of fresh air to some, while others hated that the classic gameplay was forgotten.
Still, this didn't affect its sales, as it went on to become one of the most highly reviewed and successful titles of 2008, including our own Game of the Year winner.
Now, Obsidian is trying its hand on the Fallout universe
, and is developing a separate title, called Fallout: New Vegas.
The game has been in development for quite some time, and both Obsidian and Bethesda have now announced that it has finally gone gold, meaning the code is ready to be replicated and printed onto retail discs.Fallout: New Vegas
, as its name suggests, has its action taking place in the remnants of Las Vegas, after a nuclear war.
The main protagonist is a courier which was left for dead in the desert, and must now seek out his enemies and talk with the various factions from within the game, including classic Fallout group the New California Republic, and Caesar's Legion.
The game will see famous voice actors
and entertainers lend their talents to it, including Wayne Newton, Danny Trejo, Kris Kristofferson, Felicia Day, Matthew Perry and, as always, Ron Perlman as the game's narrator.
Besides news that it has officially gone gold, Fallout: New Vegas has also received its PC requirements, which must be met if you want to run the title.
-OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
-Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
-Memory: 2 GB RAM, 10GB hard drive space
-Video card: Nvidia GeForce 6 series, ATI 1300XT minimum
Fallout: New Vegas will be launched on October 19 in North America, and October 22 in Europe, for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.