Fallout Online is announced

A website for Fallout Online has materialised, complete with the old time music that I always associate with the Fallout games. There’s no actual information about the game as yet; just a form for signing up to a mailing list and beta access, which I have duly filled out.

The uncharitable might say that there already is an online version of Fallout, called Fallen Earth. There’s certainly a lot of similarities in the setting, even if the storyline is a bit different. Who would have expected there’d be more than one major MMO with a post-apocalyptic US setting? With the backing of Bethesda and Interplay, Fallout Online ought to have every chance of being the better game, but the tiny Icarus Studios has set the bar pretty high.

I was a huge fan of Fallout and Fallout 2, though I skipped Fallout 3, mostly due to still being utterly irritated at the disappointment of Oblivion. I’m looking forward to seeing how Fallout Online pans out. Something to build a dream on? We’ll see.

2 comments to Fallout Online is announced

  • Yup this is one to keep an eye out for although it will be interesting to see what if anything they can improve on Fallen Earth which is a great game in its own right.

    Oh and please try Fallout 3, it is hoenstly one of the best single player gaming experiences i’ve ever had….. bar the crap ending (not the story itself just the lack of cinematic).

  • I agree with Pitrelli. Try Fallout 3 (GOTY edition so you get a longer story!)