Fallout: New Vegas dev hiring for 'unique next-gen game'

Studio looking for a level designer with an experience in modern game engines for next-gen game.

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Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment is hiring for what it's calling a "unique next-gen game."

A job listing for Level Designer will involve “planning and populating missions/quests, scripted sequences, encounters, challenges and rewards,” suggesting that the title will contain some RPG elements.

The listing says that the suitable candidate will be "proficient" with a modern game engine, listing Unreal Engine 3, CryEngine 3, and Source as examples.

Another listing, for a UI/User Experience Artist, lists "previous experience on mobile or browser based Flash applications or games" as one of its pluses.

Studio CEO Feargus Urquhart has said the developer would "love" to make sequel to Fallout: New Vegas, and that if such a thing were to happen that the game could be set in Los Angeles.

Obsidian's next title, South Park: The Stick of Truth, will be released by Ubisoft in 2013. The studio also recently raised $3,986,929 via Kickstarter for its upcoming RPG Project Eternity.

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electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Which brings me to a fun question I thought I'd pose to all you Fallout fans out there..

- What is your favorite item or two in the game to collect, your guilty pleasure (besides obvious things like caps)?!

Me personally, I started collecting all the pre-war money I could find in F3 and have continued doing so in NV. As far as as something more specific to the latter, I alway pick up every Nuka-Cola Quartz and Victory I come across. Chime in if you'd like!

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

There are also somewhat smaller aspects I think each game does better. To me, I like F3's leveling system more for being able to earn perks every level; and better dialogue options in that you have a higher chance of winning a speech challenge if you're skill is too low. NV takes the cake on the other hand for more voice over/music variety; and more crafting/collectible options.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Fallout 3 is my fav game of all time, with New Vegas holding the still coveted number 2 spot. For me, I prefer F3 (as I often call it) for its bigger, darker toned, more forboding game world; more personal, emotional main story; and overall more memorable side characters. With NV, I feel it has a more complex story, better use of humor, and more enemy variety. There are also smaller aspects that I think each game does better.

electronic_eye
electronic_eye

Fallout 3 is my fav game of all time, with New Vegas holding the still coveted number 2 spot. I prefer F3 (as I often call it) for it's bigger, darker toned, more forboding game world; more emotional main story; and overall more memorable side characters. I think NV has the advantages of a more complex story; better use of humor; and more character/enemy variety.

Fire_Wa11
Fire_Wa11

Is this this same guy who used to review for MSNBC?  His voice sounds the same.  As I remember, he goes easier on games than others is why I ask.

doi4in
doi4in

Hopefully Obsidian would have the chance to make another Fallout game in the future. After Beth's abomination I hardly have any hope left for Fallout 4.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

I am stoked for another Fallout game. I just care about better animated characters. Characters that won't just stand freakin still the whole time while talking.

BAY0UBOY
BAY0UBOY

New Vegas made me use the save feature like I've never used a save feature before. Also, after all the hours of game play I would restart to make the load times faster. It was depressing. There is no worse feeling than when you hit the A button on accident and you exit or enter a building knowing the load time is going to suck to just exit or enter to get where you were before. Skyrim had moments like that as well.

jessie82
jessie82

unique? pfft i very much doubt that

Necro_Fear89
Necro_Fear89

New Vegas had way better characters and story, also a more interesting world. I played FO:3 first and while I did enjoy it the story was very forgettable, NV had some interesting ideas behind it with the faction system and with hardcore mode as well which FO really needed. Yes NV was glitchy and still is, but Obsidian can actually make interesting characters and write interesting stories and quests as opposed to Bethesda who can't.

smoothyplum26
smoothyplum26

NO, I pray Bethesda does not let them make the next Fallout game. New Vegas had so much potential but awful bugs, hard crashes, awful music, implementation of celebrities just for the sake of it where money could have been used to make the game better and more music instead of the same few songs over and over. Bethesda and only Bethesda should develop Fallout 4.

tionmedon
tionmedon

fallout 4 awsome...............

hadlee73
hadlee73

Finally! Fallout: Kart Racing! :P

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

I am going to say this as politely as I can. They need to hire someone with a brain  and programming skills so they do not put out another abomination like New Vegas. I just finished it the other day , and it is by far the most poorly made AAA title I have ever seen. It crashes and freezes my xbox on average of 2-3 times a day, and on some really good days it crashes 5 plus times. Oh I am on the hoover dam about to go to the legate, bring up Vats, freeze. Load a door way, freeze. Freeze. I dont know how they were allowed to put out something that makes red ringing on the xbox look like a minor hiccup. Even fallout 3 was nowhere near the disaster in terms of glitches that this crap was. So maybe next time they want to charge someone 60 plus dollars for a game, make a fxcking game that works, and dont put out a God dam beta, that would put even the loosest game designers to shame.

poster012
poster012

I'm all for Obsidian doing another Fallout, but I hope the environment gets changed up a bit. Between Fallout 3 and New Vegas, I'm kinda burnt out on the baron landscapes. I'm not sure I'd be up for another desert-themed game. 

Azghouls
Azghouls

I hope it's made for the PC FIRST then port across - remember guys, we PC lovers backed you.

Wraith3
Wraith3

I wish these game sites would stop teasing us about a new Fallout until someone actually announces they are working on it...

Kawaii_Uguu
Kawaii_Uguu

Hire some extra bug/glitch crunchers as well please.


lots of love,

Obsidian fan

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Would like something new but love Obsidian games either way. 

josephtdavey
josephtdavey

@electronic_eye I love collecting Nuka Cola Quantums even though I never drink them. I just like the look of them haha

angeloti83
angeloti83

@Necro_Fear89 i doubt you´ve played the same fallout NV ive played cause certainly, locations, characters and most missions in New Vegas are boring to death. F3 is wayy better than NV in all sense.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

@smoothyplum26 Actually I have been wondering this for a while. Doesn't the war happen in the late 2000s, yet they try to pull this 1950s bioshock feel. I have not played 1 and 2 , and am not to big of a fallout fan, but even in fallout 3 it felt like they were stuck in the 50s or something instead of the early 2000s which would be a completely different feel to the game.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@kiramasaki So far i have read,Obsidians job was to programm the game as good as possible.The game in that state should then have beed Q&A by Bethesta Studios,which wasnt the case.Bethesta published the nearly untested game.It was cheaper for Bethesta to patch the game after the release than to invest time and money into a Q&A.
Also,it had to be released no matter what coz the release window was closing.
But i agree with you,even after patch i had 1 freeze at least daily while playing the game.

smoothyplum26
smoothyplum26

@poster012 You really want Obsidian making another Fallout game after NV? Why wouldn't you want Bethesda making it since 3 was superior in every way?

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

@poster012 Grand Theft Auto:  Fallout.  I had always wished the would have done a much better job on the the DC city area of the DC Wasteland.  Although, DC Interiors helps a lot.

Longhorns62
Longhorns62

@07wintert I am with you brother. I want Fallout 4 and Half life 3. How about Fallout online kinda like WOW?

xanthan1
xanthan1

@angeloti83 @Necro_Fear89 No it wasn't. 3 had boring characters, stupid areas, a lack of any structure to the world, the damn DC Ruins, 3 was pretty much a theme park. Take all the crap that made the original great, now throw it in with zero context even if it makes no sense. Like the super mutants. Why did they try to make more of themselves? In the first games it was because the Master thought it was what was best for humanity, in 3 it's because "Fallout".

Seth_Defiler
Seth_Defiler

@kiramasaki @smoothyplum26 I must say that Bioshock try to pull from Fallout feel lad. That's the unique look and feel of "future" in 50/60's style. Fallout is not some random super utopian cybernetic high tech all droids Matrix style world, that' why it is sooooo great. 

Rutgerhauer
Rutgerhauer

Kind of like that movie Time Machine, where someone from the past travels into the future which doesnt resemble anything like it would be today.

valsharen
valsharen

@kiramasaki @smoothyplum26 Actually the Fallout timeline diverge from our own during the 50's nuclear craze. The world follows a fictional timeline from the 50's where the cold war never ends. The cultural aspect of the world also follows this fictional timeline, and iirc the vision of the society up to the 2000's is based on sci-fi novellas of the 50's. (where you could find nuclear powered cars etc.)

Seth_Defiler
Seth_Defiler

@sladakrobot @kiramasaki In terms of Bugthesda we PC players almost always wait for GOTY Edition, with all patches inside game can be played very well. But this is famous "Mark of Bugthesda" all bugs you can have in evry game they make, better the same bug in F3, NV and Skyrim. 

poster012
poster012

@smoothyplum26 @poster012 I didn't say that I didn't want Bethesda to make another Fallout game, or that Obsidian should make Fallout 4 instead. I actually liked Fallout 3 better than New Vegas, to be honest. However, I think that Obsidian could do a god job under better development conditions. New Vegas was a rushed game with a limited budget. Hopefully Bethesda Softworks (the publisher of both titles) sees the value in doing development correctly. New Vegas made more than enough money to justify a higher budget and more time.

poster012
poster012

@vicsrealms @poster012 I agree. A major post-apocalyptic city had a lot of potential, but it was mostly a bunch of street clogged with rubble. I mean, look at The Last of Us. If fallout 4 looks anything like that, then I'll be a happy camper.

Azghouls
Azghouls

Yes I am serious. Very serious. We kick started them.

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

@poster012 @Azghouls ofcourse he is , obsidian always take PC as the first priority . they make multiplatform games because the publisher . that's why project eternity are PC exclusive . because there are no big publisher involvement in the project

jessie82
jessie82

@Longhorns62 @07wintert play fallen earth thats basically a fallout mmo i rather not have fallout like every other game go into the mmo market only to endup failing and having the IP die for good

xanthan1
xanthan1

@angeloti83 @xanthan1 @Necro_Fear89 3 has no MYSTERY, every area is a badly written thing.


Big Town makes no sense, Megaton was settled by idiots, Rivet City is one of the only areas that makes sense for a town, and Little Lamplight is such a massive swamp of pure stupid that all involved in making that area should be barred from writing ANYTHING.

angeloti83
angeloti83

@xanthan1 @angeloti83 @Necro_Fear89 well I´ve got both games and i´ve spent more time playing FO3, exploration is full of mistery and new stuff to find unlike vegas´ huge desert which doesn´t offer much.

poster012
poster012

@Azghouls I'm not sure the point of Kickstarter is to abolish publishers, because I doubt that's going to happen any time soon. I think the point of it is to circumvent publishers for specific projects... like Project Eternity, for instance. Trust me, I would love to live in a world where publishers didn't exist, where design choices are made for the betterment of a game instead of trying to make investors happy. Kicksterter has certainly allowed games to be made that most certainly wouldn't have otherwise, but I don't think it's really hurting the publishers.

Azghouls
Azghouls

I know I know. But the point of Kickstarter was to get rid of publishers. You know, self funding and making games that they like (well so they say as it appears).

But I reckon the next game is Alpha Protocol 2. That's just my guess anyways.

poster012
poster012

@Azghouls You realize that this project has nothing to do with the Kickstarter, right? It's being funded by a publisher, meaning that Obsidian won't even be able to make those kinds of calls. More than likely, if there's a PC version, it's going to be a console port, like pretty much every other multi-plat. The good news is that it's next-gen, and since the architecture of the PS4 (and possibly the 720) is closer to that of a PC, hopefully the ports will be much better than they have been in the past.

poster012
poster012

@acelogan1989 @poster012 @Azghouls For Project Eternity, no, but this project IS being published... hence there is no way in hell it's being developed with PC-first in mind. As for Obsidian repaying PC gamers who supported their Kickstarter, they're going to do that... by making Project Eternity a good game. This next-gen thing has nothing to do with that and will be a console first (with perhaps a PC afterthought port) game.