Fallout: New Vegas golden

Obsidian-developed spin-off of Fallout 3 sent off to the factory for Oct. 19 release on PC, 360, and PS3; PC requirements inside.

Wasteland wanderers can start polishing their combat armor--Fallout: New Vegas is gold. Today, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced that the post-nuclear role-playing game is finished, with the master disc now en route to the factory. The game ships on October 19 in the US and October 22 in the UK; it is rated M for mature by the ESRB and 18 by PEGI.

Marcus is already on his way back to the wasteland.

Developed by many veterans of the original Fallout games at Obsidian Entertainment (Alpha Protocol), New Vegas is set in the Mojave Wasteland and casts players in the role of a courier who gets shot in the head over a package and is left for dead. After recovering, players will be free to roam the desert, exploring new areas and modifying weapons. They will also get wrapped up in the larger conflict between the New California Republic and the slave-trading Caesar's Legion, based out of the former casino Caesar's Palace.

New Vegas will feature a bevy of voice talent, including Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. Other actors on board include Danny Trejo (Machete), Kris Kristofferson (Blade), Felicia Day (The Guild), and Matthew Perry (Friends). Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) will once again be the game's narrator, and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation) will reprise his role as Marcus, the intelligent mutant from Fallout 2.

New Vegas will be simultaneously released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. On the latter platform, the minimum requirements are as follows:

--OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
--Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
--Memory: 2 GB RAM, 10GB hard drive space
--Video card: Nvidia Gforce 6 series, ATI 1300XT minimum

For more information on New Vegas, check out GameSpot's previous coverage or the mini-documentary on the game's art direction below.

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342 comments
Supperdude9
Supperdude9

Now we just gotta see how many stores break the street date.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

Those HAVE to be the minimum requirements - something that barely matters these days. Where are the recommended specs ??? Those are what are needed. After all, these days, you can't even guarantee that you'd be able to run the game even if you meet the recommended specs !!!

vissi0n
vissi0n

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blackace
blackace

@Vegna871 said: @blackace The first one? I'mm pretty sure the original Fallout didn't have a GOTY edition. Fallout 3 did, but that's the third entry in the series. just so you know. I have the odd feeling that people who have only played Fallout 3 and get this game are gonna be sorely dissappointed. then again, I've been wrong before. ******************************************************** I said the regular Fallout, which is Fallout 3 (non GotY version). I think you misunderstood me. Yes, the first 2 Fallouts didn't have GotY and I own those games as well. Fallout: New Vegas is more of the same, but in a different location. Fallout: New Vegas is on the West coast this time. A whole new story with lots of new content. If you didn't like Fallout 3, don't even waste your time with this new game. I loved the first game though.

guertt
guertt

@Mr_Noddy no prob, I was so happy to realise that almost half way to the game that I thought you would like to know :)

Royial20
Royial20

Huge fallout fan. I am hoping that Obisidian doesn't bog it down and that it doesn't feel to much like an expansion to Fallout 3. I've got big hopes for this game and hope it is awesome.

Mr_Noddy
Mr_Noddy

@guertt Seriously! That's great news, thanks for letting me know. I've spent nearly 200 hours playing Fallout 3 and never knew this. Hahaha! What a dork! Cheers! :)

JunglemanchiId
JunglemanchiId

@Philly1UPer - How do I know what? That New Vegas isnt a mod or that it wont seem like a mod? I've found more info on New Vegas for my union than Gamespot has even posted :P

C_T_SKYE
C_T_SKYE

@the requiem okay...... who the hell mentioned the first two fallouts? about 75 percent of these people just know fallout3, i just said that it wont be the same like fallout3 wich is what people are expecting!

JOKER677
JOKER677

Doing this one in Vegas was genius with all the gambling and strip joints

ibeatu85x
ibeatu85x

ooooohhhh, an M1 Garand, M16 and M1A1 Thompson!!! or the models of them, at least.

SneekyRatchet
SneekyRatchet

wow the HUD still looks horrible, its still plain and simple and ugly just like in fallout3. why would they not change that idk. and it looks like it still has crap graphics and horrible character animations. i bet it runs on the same engine as F3. i just hope the action is more fast-paced...but i doubt it from the looks of this...

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@JunglemanchiId New Vegas isnt even out yet...so how do you know?

bighunt15
bighunt15

As long as they keep the bugs out, I know it'll be a great gaming experience!

gamescottsman
gamescottsman

Hmmm should of waited for this instead of ordering Reach

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@AmZD and you (and 11 others) missed my joke. i know what going gold means, but do you really think in this era, all video games are made in ONE central place? no. in memphis, there is a place called technicolor which manufactures all dvds, blu ray discs, games and cds. they receive the gold discs, and the files for the instruction/case/whatever goes inside cases and print those and make the discs. they shipped through UPS so we knew what was being sold, and when. places like technicolor are regional. the one in memphis shipped to stores in town, nashville and most of the southeastern region. they are everywhere.

JunglemanchiId
JunglemanchiId

@disposition000 - I used about 14gb of mods with Fallout 3 and none of them were anything like New Vegas. You dont know what you are talking about if you think a 10 gb mod is going to get released for download...

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

ggregd Posted Oct 4, 2010 3:20 pm GMT @Australians Never, ever pre-order or camp out to buy a game on release day. Wait for the reviews. I've learned this rule to live by after being burned way too many times. Most funniest comment on gamespot??? :DDD

tangui
tangui

i think that the 22 of october my grades are gonna go right down...

OaklandRaiderz
OaklandRaiderz

What would happen if the "master disc" that is en route to the factory were to be misplaced?

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@disposition000 Mod - Mods are made by the general public or a developer, and can be entirely new games in themselves, but mods are not standalone software and require the user to have the original release in order to run. Do you understand? No FO3 required to run NV, so your argument is not valid. Withdraw from the conversation immediately.

ggregd
ggregd

@Australians Never, ever pre-order or camp out to buy a game on release day. Wait for the reviews. I've learned this rule to live by after being burned way too many times.

disposition000
disposition000

@JunglemanchiId New location, new story, new weapons/enemies etc... That's what a mod IS. You don't know what you're saying.

Islandbeats
Islandbeats

PC version is a must have. Bought FO3 for PS3 and later got the GOTY edition on the PC (for all the DLC). Will never go back to playing FO on consoles.

guertt
guertt

@Mr_Noddy sorry to tell you but in the fallout3, you could always zoom in and out the third person, It was a little weird to find how to do it but I was sooooo happy to realise that after 30% of the game done :) I think you had to press LB and then the left analog...

raichou
raichou

LOL a Geforce 6? Dont tell me they've dumbed the game down for consoles or something >

New-Vegas-Fan
New-Vegas-Fan

Yes i have all the requirments *Woop Woop* can't wait to see all the new mods that will be comming out. Infact i an't wait for New Vegas alltogether :D

Australians
Australians

gotta pre order this medal honor and Black ops

RockmasteR-_-
RockmasteR-_-

Geforce 6 Series as minimum?? hmmm I guess it's the 6800/6800 GT not bad!! Can't wait!!! :D

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@Dichotomize I own a PS3 and I buy my own games too. The thing is that we are not the majority. You can easily prove that by going online and listening to the voices of the other players. They are 12-18 yrs old almost all the time. Especially if you own XBOX360. It's too damn popular among teens.

Mr_Noddy
Mr_Noddy

I can't wait to play this. Fallout 3 is my favourite game of all time. I just hadn't experienced a game like that before and it just sucked me right in. I couldn't stop playing it. I really like the new 3rd person view as it's much more like Dead Space. I always wanted to play 3rd person just so you could see the character you had created but the camera was so far away from the action it made it difficult to see ammo boxes etc. I also hope VATs has been improved as I found my games crash or slow considerably when using it. All in all I am stoked that this is nearly with us! Yay!

selbie
selbie

2 weeks until win!

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

I have faith in this game. Obsidian did KoToR II and that was just as good as the first one.

Bigglebee
Bigglebee

@C_T_SKYE So what if its not the same people that did three that does not make it bad automatically.

firehawk998
firehawk998

@legatoistheman :- Me too also remember that the one we listened to in FO3 wasButcher Pete Part 1 . They didnt include part two because well because it made Part 1 look like a gummy bears song. I hope Obsidian puts Part 2 in New vegas.

the_requiem
the_requiem

@C_T_SKYE: Wow! Really? Well, I got news for ya. Fallout3 wasn't made by guys who made Fallout1 and Fallout2. And know what tops that? New Vegas is *being* made by folks who made Fallout1 and Fallout2. Man, that is too much confusion, can't decide if it will suck or not. My head just exploded.

legatoistheman
legatoistheman

yeah Firehawk998 i agree, Butcher Pete was an awesome song. it always used to make me laugh when I heard it, and I couldn't believe it was a real song back then.

firehawk998
firehawk998

One of the surprising things I have loved about Fallout 3 was the soundtrack from the 50 era. I loved all of the old classics but Butcher Pete Part 1 was by far my most favorite soundtrack and used crank up the volume on my tv whenever this song came up. I really hope Obsidian puts some awesome soundtrack in New Vegas.

legatoistheman
legatoistheman

I don't understand how people can say you will regret buying this. Obsidian always makes quality games no matter what. They are using the same graphics engine, and mostly the same gameplay mechanics and they made Fallout, which was in my opinion one of the best games of all time. Give the game a chance. Wait for a review of it and if it gets a good review buy it. Don't immediately say It is going to suck. You cant say that until you try it yourself.

berto64
berto64

well i just got Fallout 3 friday,but im ready after i finish Fallout 3

C_T_SKYE
C_T_SKYE

wow people! if your buying this..... youll regret it, this isnt the same makers as fallout3

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

very excited! loved fallout 3 hopefully this one will be just as good if not better!

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

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HUNTER-VENOM
HUNTER-VENOM

Not going to buy it until ALL the DLC comes on one disc later on.