As long as I draw breath on this tentatively non-irradiated earth, I will defend that Fallout: New Vegas is the superior Fallout game out of all the iterations. The game was meant to be a spin-off of Fallout 3 which was quite evident by the fact that everything looked exactly the same and many of the systems carried through. However, the game gave players real agency over what they want to do in this wasteland and didn’t tie anyone to a set narrative path. If you wanted to murder everyone in the most awful way possible and side with crazed Roman legionnaires, you’re more than welcome. If you wanted to be selfish, selfless, compromising or whichever, it was all left to your choice. The DLCs were incredibly well made and the narratives were incredible. The bugs and the performance issues really hampered the game in becoming a classic, but everyone who played it remembers it fondly.
Now, a team of enterprising and dedicated modders want to take New Vegas and recreate the entirety of it in Fallout 4. Despite its flaws, Fallout 4 was undoubtedly the superior gameplay and visual experience, so it’s only natural that people wanted to see the beloved world of New Vegas translated into it. To say that this is an easy task would be insane as these modders will have to hand-craft everything using Bethesda’s Creation Engine as well as copy over all of the cities, characters and systems. It’s definitely going to take a while.
The team of modders recently released an Alpha video for what is now called Fallout 4 New Vegas and while it’s just an exploration of the perk system, the reputation system from New Vegas and some visual indication of the game’s starting location, Goodsprings, it’s a welcome indication of where exactly this team is heading. You can watch the video below:
There’s obviously no release date just yet since this is a fan passion project that requires volunteers to work and it might potentially still be quite a while before this sees the light of the Mojave. However, the team seems dedicated, hungry and ready to rumble. Considering the video’s response, fans are also totally down for this project to be completed.