To associate Obsidian Entertainment and existing game franchises is like associating peanut butter and jelly – they just work together. They have worked on game series such as the critically acclaimed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights, and even at one point were working on an Aliens title. Their latest title, Fallout: New Vegas, certainly isn’t work of a new IP, but according to the CEO of Obsidian, it’s close.
Speaking with Joystiq.com, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart discussed the subject of Fallout: New Vegas, and how it separates itself with other Fallout titles. During the interview Feargus had this to say:
You know, New Vegas is a story we came up. It’s all our own characters. It’s a bunch of new weapons. It’s a whole new part of the world. I mean, it has “Fallout” on it, and we are very faithful to the canon and what’s come before, but we can do whatever we want. So, I mean, at that point, it’s almost like it’s an original.
Fallout: New Vegas is presumed to release during Fall 2010.