The Fallout series will return to Steam, says Bethesda

Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics removed from Steam at start of 2014 due to licensing issues.

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Bethesda has said it is looking to bring the classic Fallout games back to Steam.

Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics were removed from digital distribution services at the start of 2014, with the rights to the older games in the series changing hands from Interplay Entertainment to Bethesda.

Explaining why the games had to be removed from Steam in the first place, Bethesda said "we have to remove existing publisher info, legal text, etc."

Bethesda gained the rights to all the Fallout games after a lawsuit between the two publishers ended earlier in 2012, with the former publisher now owning the merchandising rights to the series.

Retailer GOG.com, the first online retailer to offer the old Fallout games as digital downloads and knowing that it would soon lose the ability to sell the games on its storefront, offered the three games for free towards the end of 2013 as part of its holiday sale.

Will the Fallout trilogy ever return to GOG.com? "We’ll have a look at other options once we handle Steam," said Bethesda.

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