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Fallout: Project Arroyo coming to Steam, and it looks incredible

Fallout: Project Arroyo coming to Steam, and it looks incredible

This Fallout 2 remake looks incredible

There’s no denying that the Fallout series is one of the most popular video properties of all time but despite this, many fans may have missed the very early games given that they were originally released nearly three decades ago.

It’s fair to say that the Fallout series began its upward trajectory with the release of Fallout 3 in 2008, now under the Bethesda umbrella. Before that, the two original games in the series were released in 1997 and 1998, respectively, under the Interplay Entertainment umbrella.

Check out the Fallout 2 remake comparison below!

Both of the original games were well-received by fans and I have fond memories of playing Fallout 2 on PC but that was a very long time ago, and despite war never changing, the video game technological age most certainly does. So with that in mind, despite being a fantastic game, the original Fallout 2 might not be as appealing to the masses that may have jumped aboard the post-apocalyptic hype train more recently.

Thankfully, this is where a collective group of modders known as Project Arroyo comes into play by remaking Fallout 2 in Fallout 4’s Creation engine. In most cases, a mod might be released on platforms such as Nexusmods or Moddb, however, this fan-made Fallout 2 remake looks to follow in the footsteps of Black Mesa (Half-Life remake) and Enderal: Forgotten Stories (Skyrim mod) by releasing it on Steam.

Project Arroyo has over 100 dedicated volunteers working to bring the remake to life from developers, artists, voice actors, soundtrack composers and more. However, the undertaking of the soundtrack is quite the task as it has to be 100% original material to avoid being hit with a copyright strike.

During an interview with TheGamer, project lead on the Fallout 2 remake, Damien Daponte said: “I'm leaning towards doing what Enderal: Forgotten Stories did and putting it on Steam.” He continued: “It's just a platform that everyone has. It's easier to access, easier to update, and easier to install. It's just more efficient.”

“We would have to figure out all the specificities with that, making it so you require Fallout 2 and Fallout 4 and all of its DLC to get it and to make sure there are no legal issues. But we'll see - we're still looking into it. I'm personally leaning towards Steam.”

At the time of writing, the Fallout 2 remake doesn't have a release date but if it does launch on Steam as well as platforms where mods are available, it should mean that this could be one of the most accessible Fallout 4 mods ever.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks/Project Arroyo (modders)

Topics: Bethesda, Fallout, Mods, PC, Steam