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.

Discussion

102 comments
Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

I'm glad I bought the package on steam in 2013 then. Fallout 2 was one of the best games I've played in a long time, I wish modern games would take more examples from it to be honest.

Umad Bro
Umad Bro

In HD please, a great work was made for FF7

Joshua Harrison
Joshua Harrison

I successfully play SNES, NES, and Genesis on my phone. I don't know why you're so inept, Cody.

Colin Frazier
Colin Frazier

I already own them, I just felt like it was stupid for you to say "no" and not elaborate.

Michael Coats
Michael Coats

I remember before Bethesda owned the license, the orig company sent out a massive email giving them away for free. Sucks too be you, if you missed out. It was like 2 weeks ago.

Mark Laban
Mark Laban

Right click to do everything, go high luck. That's what I learned in the first hour. Oh, and use a walkthrough. No joke, you'll be screwed without one

Ovidijus Ulis
Ovidijus Ulis

I would buy them if the money would go to Fargo! ;D

Josh Beebe
Josh Beebe

I would buy them... I'd prefer them on my handhelds but I understand why Bethesda wouldn't do that

Matt Davis
Matt Davis

I think I got all these games for like 5$ or something on steam before they went jew.

Cody Elford
Cody Elford

Steven Williamson, who proudly proclaimed everyone who disagrees with him idiots because of his long commute. And those components are pricey and aren't guaranteed to work with all games. I really want to pay $100 for Logitech's SNES style gamepad. It $50 for Power A's Moga Pro. Mobile gaming on phones can suck a big one.

Adam Kun
Adam Kun

they were free on some site i forgot about

Andrew Waldmann
Andrew Waldmann

..who is this a response to. also, there are components for phones for workable controls.

Steven Williamson
Steven Williamson

Idiots on here that think point and click games wouldn't be better on iPad lmao

Thomas Harrison
Thomas Harrison

You can't expect everything to suit your needs. Sort your life out so you have more time to do what you want.

Cody Elford
Cody Elford

Yeah, what a bunch of idiots we are for not wanting to play gimped mobile games on our phones with inferior touch controls! I mean look at what we're missing out on! Candy Crush, a Bejewled ripoff where people throw money at the screen to win! And Temple Run! The 400000000th runner game where you also throw money at the screen to win! And who could forget Angry Birds? The worms ripoff where you throw money at the screen to win! Oh, and then there's also a bunch of games ported from consoles and pc that you can frustratingly play with touch controls. Boy, we're all just a bunch of damn idiots for enjoying full featured games with proper controls.

Tim Glowitz
Tim Glowitz

Bring out FALLOUT 4 NOW Bethesda!!!!!!!!!!!

Allister Baca
Allister Baca

I bought the First 3 Fallout games, Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics for free during a christmas sale on this website. They are so much fun.

Sean Roaix
Sean Roaix

I already got them from GOG. For free.

Marcos Ferreira
Marcos Ferreira

I tell you this Colin, if I've searched for it today and found it, so can you. And the main reason why I don't share the information in an obvious way is because I've learned that although I'd be helping you and other gamers that appreciate these relics, I'd also be helping the kind of people that take down these kind of websites. Again, if I could find it, and I'm not a internet savant or anything, so can you :)

Colin Frazier
Colin Frazier

Yeah, don't say you aren't referring to the obvious choice and then just not say the one you did get them from.

Jeff Leatherdale
Jeff Leatherdale

gog gave them away for free if you got lucky enough to grab them you can still grab them back off you gog account if u need to reinstall them...... anyways if bethesda is bringing them back hopefully they fix some of the bugs that are still present in them......

Ovye Exni
Ovye Exni

Is anyone else still irked that Bethesda turned Sea Dogs into Pirates of the Caribbean?

Jake Zehr
Jake Zehr

You referring to GOG? They got taken down too.

Josiah Grey
Josiah Grey

I don't want to cheat though haha xD

James Clapp III
James Clapp III

That is before video games started holding your hand :P they made you work for a win. Go to youtube they will have walkthroughs

Jacob Swoger
Jacob Swoger

Actually, a lot of games could do well on iPad.

Anthony Ryan Domenick
Anthony Ryan Domenick

Me, too. I got Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for free on GOG, and I have no idea how to play it. I kinda just stand there and get attacked by rats.

Bradley Cook
Bradley Cook

They've been on GOG since it's inception.

Marcos Ferreira
Marcos Ferreira

Actually there's a site that has them for free. And they work quite well :)

Luke Dann
Luke Dann

When i am out and about there's no time for gaming