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Pike
08-15-2016, 09:03 PM
...also apparently in 2014 Obsidian said they were interested in setting a Fallout game there.

So.

This is all rumors and speculation at this point but... we might... be getting a new Obsidian Fallout? Like New Vegas? :eek:

http://www.inquisitr.com/3420426/fallout-new-orleans-game/

NeoCracker
08-16-2016, 11:26 AM
After the bs that Obsidian had to go through after New Vegas? I would honestly be shocked if they worked for Bethesda again.

Mind you, I would love a new Obsidian Fall Out. SO much better then the bethesda fall out titles.

Galuf
08-16-2016, 12:29 PM
aye NV was better than 3 for sure

sharkythesharkdogg
08-16-2016, 04:45 PM
Radioactive gators and abandoned moonshine distilleries.

CimminyCricket
08-16-2016, 05:28 PM
After the bs that Obsidian had to go through after New Vegas? I would honestly be shocked if they worked for Bethesda again.

Mind you, I would love a new Obsidian Fall Out. SO much better then the bethesda fall out titles.

I'm not tracking on this and was wondering if you had source for me to read through? I love drama.

Slothy
08-16-2016, 06:24 PM
You mean what Bethesda did to obsidian? I don't have sources on it to link but as I recall, at the very least, Bethesda forced them to rush it and let them take a fair chunk of the blame for the myriad of glitches it had at launch and some of its areas that are a bit lacking.

Spuuky
08-16-2016, 06:31 PM
Bethesda also failed to pay them a bonus because their game felt short of the target score on Metacritic, after Bethesda forced them to release the game early.

Psychotic
08-16-2016, 06:53 PM
I'm definitely down for this, though I have to say the idea of a swamp isn't that interesting to me as we had it in Point Lookout and again in Far Harbour. I'd prefer a non US setting!

Vermachtnis
08-16-2016, 07:10 PM
AIRBOATS!

Slothy
08-16-2016, 07:13 PM
Bethesda also failed to pay them a bonus because their game felt short of the target score on Metacritic, after Bethesda forced them to release the game early.

Oh yeah, I'd completely forgotten about that. As I recall it only missed the target score by one or two percent as well.

CimminyCricket
08-16-2016, 07:25 PM
Shit that's rough. I had never heard of that. I also didn't play New Vegas until early last year, so I'm not surprised I missed it.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-16-2016, 09:12 PM
I agree a non-USA location would be nice.

FallOut: Sudbury. "Looks like the Wasteland just got a lot more polite!"

FallOut: Frankfurt "Some oddly specific, very long German word that perfectly captures the feelings and emotions associated with living in a radioactive wasteland."

FallOut: Pyongyang "Yeah, this makes sense really."

And on and on.

CimminyCricket
08-16-2016, 09:18 PM
FallOut: Canada "Sorry."

Galuf
08-16-2016, 09:43 PM
FallOut: Galuf "Sorry."

NeoCracker
08-18-2016, 12:01 PM
Bethesda also failed to pay them a bonus because their game felt short of the target score on Metacritic, after Bethesda forced them to release the game early.

New Vegas fell short of the rating by like, .1.

It was a shit deal Obsidian was given, Royalties based off the metacritic rating is a terrible deal, but if Obsidian wanted to make that Fallout Game with that engine, no choice but to take a shit deal.

sharkythesharkdogg
08-18-2016, 02:15 PM
FallOut: Canada "Sorry."

I already made that joke, CIM. :colbert:

CimminyCricket
08-18-2016, 02:16 PM
No

Mirage
08-18-2016, 10:20 PM
just gonna leave this here

https://twitter.com/jesawyer/status/726176585489895424

Vyk
08-19-2016, 12:29 AM
Pretty sure Obsidian personnel have gone on record saying they don't hold a grudge against Bethesda and would happily work with them on another Fallout again. Gotta do what you gotta do to get those visitation rights

Slothy
08-19-2016, 02:09 PM
Bethesda also failed to pay them a bonus because their game felt short of the target score on Metacritic, after Bethesda forced them to release the game early.

New Vegas fell short of the rating by like, .1.

It was a shit deal Obsidian was given, Royalties based off the metacritic rating is a terrible deal, but if Obsidian wanted to make that Fallout Game with that engine, no choice but to take a shit deal.

The sad thing is that's a shit deal that's common in the industry. Development teams have bonuses tied to Metacritic scores all the time. And if they're really lucky, they'll actually get those bonuses once they've earned them.

Vyk
08-19-2016, 03:38 PM
Yeah, when it came out that they got boned that way, and people were like "What were you thinking, taking a deal like that?" and some other developers came to their defense stating that it's hard to get away from deals like that from big developers, so either you take the risk, or you don't get the money and may not to get to make the game you want

Also, it's been a long time so I can't cite a source, but during one discussion, the tone of it made me think that it was more ZeniMax's choice to do that to Obsidian, rather than Bethesda themselves. Corporate Beurocracy

Mister Adequate
08-21-2016, 06:21 PM
After the bs that Obsidian had to go through after New Vegas? I would honestly be shocked if they worked for Bethesda again.

Mind you, I would love a new Obsidian Fall Out. SO much better then the bethesda fall out titles.

Those issues were hyped way up by the gaming media, I'm pretty sure rope kid's on record a couple years back saying that there's no bad blood between Obsidian and Bethesda/Zenimax and though they might want to negotiate new terms, they'd be perfectly open to working together again.

Plus, Pillars of Eternity was a pretty big success and they're already working on Tyranny for Paradox. They're in an inherently stronger position and can negotiate from that position.