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.