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Fallout 2 gets stunning remake in Fallout 4's engine

Richard Lee Breslin

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Fallout 2 gets stunning remake in Fallout 4's engine

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The Fallout series is not only one of Bethesda’s most popular properties but it’s an RPG franchise that is considered to be the best of all time amongst its genre. So if we can play a better version of a game we already love, you can bet that it piques our interest.

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Long before Bethesda released its first entry in the post-apocalyptic series with Fallout 3 in 2008, this beloved franchise was quite a different game, at least from its perspective, unlike the choice of third-person and first-person that we have today. And of couse, modern Fallout games are on a much larger grand scale. Speaking of the third numbered entry in the series, it has been rumoured that an official remaster of Fallout 3 is on the day.

Check out the Fallout 2 fanmade remake trailer below!

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The first game to be released in the series is Fallout in 1997 for PC developed and published by Interplay Productions. The same company would publish its 1998 sequel but this time Black Isle Studios would be in charge of developing Fallout 2, which is the topic of today’s discussion.

There’s no modding community quite as vibrant as the one associated with the Fallout series whether it’s remastering a beloved classic, adding new content or even fixing bugs that may have plagued a title for years. In the case of Fallout 2, a team of modders are remaking the classic RPG using Fallout 4’s Creation Engine and the results are stunning.

The remake in question is called Fallout 4: Project Arroyo and it’s currently very early in development, so its release could be a couple of years away at least. What’s more, the Project Arroyo development team are rallying the troops for anyone willing to lend a hand to bring this remake to life. So if you’re a modder, artist or actor, you can register your interest.

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This remake looks like it's a conversion mod for Fallout 4, so it probably won't be a standalone game and will likely need a copy of Fallout 4 on PC to play it. That’s assuming that Bethesda doesn't shut down the project. Hopefully, that won’t happen and this fanmade remake will see the light of day.

Fallout 4 is out now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A free new-gen upgrade for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S is expected to be released at some point this year.

Topics: Fallout, Bethesda, Mods, PC, PlayStation, Xbox

Richard Lee Breslin
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