Fallout 4 is a great game, but fans always have a special love for New Vegas, a new PC mod that aims to combine both.
The latter was developed by Obsidian, the same team that developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, which continues to have a cult-following until now. Gaming experts are aware that a remake of the fourth installment is highly unlikely since the developer is currently engaged with a different project.
Fortunately, a group of modders has taken it upon themselves to fulfill every fan's wish. They recently shared a new video that showcases the progress and quality of their project.
A bit of nostalgia immediately sets in as players start off outside a small settlement. The users pull up the Pip-Boy, goes through a couple of menu items, and toggles something. Next, the character enters the area of Goodsprings. The scene shifts to an encounter with an unlucky settler, whom the player guns down using a combination of regular shots while aiming down sights and the familiar V.A.T.S. system.
Once the NPC was killed, a notification comes up that immediately confirms the return of the Karma system
Sources confirm that this is not just a demo the modders used to show off their talents. The team likewise confirms that their plan is not just to integrate New Vegas elements such as the Karma system into the latest installment. It was first announced last year followed by a couple of screenshots that flaunted a dynamic weather system.
Fans will be glad to know that their goal is to port the entire game using the Fallout 4 creation tool. Obviously, this will be a massive task for the group, given the actual size and length of their source. Therefore, it is difficult for the group to come up with an estimated release date.
Waiting For Feedback
For now, it is unknown if there would be roadblocks along the way that could hinder or altogether stop the project. Bethesda, the developer and owner of the rights to Fallout, can take legal action anytime and terminate and work the modders have done.
So far, there has been no communication from the company that indicates a request for them to abandon their venture. It could be busy working on other projects such as Fallout 4 VR or something else.
On the other hand, Obsidian appears to be amused by the New Vegas mod for Fallout 4. In fact, the developer even posted a message with a gif on Twitter.
That F4NV mod, though... pic.twitter.com/5JG5iH1UYJ
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) January 3, 2018