By Greg McNevin
After the uninspiring Fallout Tactics, fans of the series have held the torch for a true successor to the incredibly popular RPG series. Now it looks like they could be receiving some post-apocalyptic loving in the computer room and the lounge room.
The game will use the same Gamebryo engine as Oblivion, so not only can the open-ended gameplay that made Fallouts 1&2 so great be expected, but it also means that an XBOX 360 port is highly likely.
Bethesda?s Todd Howard says that work on the title has recently been ratcheted up. "We started work [on Fallout 3] in late 2004 with a few people. We only had about 10 people on it until Oblivion wrapped, but most of our staff is on it now.
"We have pretty long preproduction phases on our stuff, doing concepts, design, building prototypes, and such. We should be ready soon to show it off, but we'll see," Howard added
After picking up the rights to the franchise from the beleaguered Interplay in 2004 Bethesda have remained tight lipped about the project and refused to comment on these recent rumours. Howard was the executive producer behind Oblivion, Morrowind and Fallout, so whether it comes to the XBOX 360 or not hopefully some of the old Fallout magic will come through intact.
Source:Speaking with UK Official Xbox Magazine