Expect ‘Fallout 3′ to be 50-80% the Size of Oblivion
Fallout 3, the post-nuclear RPG will be shipping this Fall for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and it has been, without a doubt, one of if not THE most highly anticipated games in recent history. Pete Hines, Bethesda’s VP of Marketing, stated in an recent interview that Fallout 3 may not be as large as Oblivion, but that it will be between 50-80% the size of the massive and awe inspiring 2006 Game of the Year.
“We’ve never bothered to walk across the world, but it’s between 50 to 80 percent of the size of Oblivion. It’s designed to feel like what the capital’s wasteland should feel like – a post-apocalyptic world where people scratch out an existence in these settlements – as opposed to Oblivion where it was the capital province at the height of the reign of this empire, with big bustling cities. It’s a change in scope and focus in what’s going on in this world.”
Set in Washington DC 200 years after a nuclear war, you will have to scrape and scrounge for existence in Fallout 3 and while it is never really explained how the world came to be this way, your path all boils down to player choice. Players will, however, be privy to why the super-mutants are there and get to interact more with the Valut-folk. According to Hines:
“Vault-Tec built the vaults, and you’ll see ads around the place with the Vault Boy saying: ‘Reserve your place in the vaults so when the bombs fall you’ll be okay!’ There are other vaults that you’ll come across – we’re not saying which ones or how many. In one vault, for example, there was one gun; in another everyone had a gun. And Vault 101 was closed and never reopened and it stayed that way.”
Other rumored vaults include Vault 69 which consisted of 999 women and one man. Every teenage boy’s fantasy come to life – but real men know better. You can read more of the interview here.