Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed to Eurogamer that there will not be a demo released for Fallout 3, because it doesn't want to slice out a portion of the world, declaring that there is no way of having the world split.
The open beta will begin on May 1st at 3 pm (GMT) but only those who’ve signup up with FilePlanet will get the chance to taste the highly anticipated MMO.
The whole game won't be available to beta testers, there's a cap at level 13 and a majority of locales are off limits. It's purely "final stress testing" says Gaute Godager.
Bethesda's previous big RPG outing was Oblivion which saw its own DLC, so many have speculated that the highly anticipated return of post-apoco Fallout would surely get a look-in.
While not a solemn pledge, Bethesda's Pete Hines says "certainly it's a given that we'll look into it."
Microsoft announced today that European sales for the Xbox 360 have more than doubled due to the recent adjustment of the retail price, “significantly broadening the console's audience” it says.
Life just wouldn't be truly complete for any RPG fan without a Vault-Tec metal lunchbox, ready to shield your lunch from the harmful radiation of today’s society.
There's a Vault Boy bobblehead, a nearly 100-paged concept art book with commentary and a behind-the-scenes "Making of Fallout 3" DVD.
We've published 3 new screenshots for Fallout 3, which is in development by Bethesda Softworks and is currently set for release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Fallout 3 will be released in November 2008.
Andi was able to take a look at an early build of the upcoming MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures from Funcom. So what does this title offer to set it apart from the giant of the genre, World of Warcraft? The preview may answer that question.
Read the Age of Conan preview.
Some RPGs really like to pride themselves at letting the player shape the world or at the very least the kingdom around them. Fallout 3 is no exception with a possible 200 different endings, Bethesda is keen to admit though that some variations will be minimal.
Still it’s a technical 200 endings; other features have apparently exploded in scope too.
Peter Molyneux has said that Carbonated Games will be making three XBLA titles that will compliment Fable 2. These arcade games are too give players the chance to gamble for gold which can then be put into the upcoming RPG.
If you looking for some extra gold to line those Fable pockets then you'd best keep a keen eye on XBLA.
While it's always a good thing to hear the studios narrow down a release on their creations, it's tearful when an 'evil' retailer perks everyone’s hopes up with a wildly inaccurate one.
Peter Molyneux, games legend extraordinaire, over the course of the GDC gave hints that autumn would be the earliest time Fable 2 would reach the globe, not the end of May.
Mass Effect will be arriving on PCs this May with significant upgrades over its console counterpart. BioWare senior manager Matt Atwood revealed in an interview that they will be working to bring a PC version of their upcoming sequel "as quickly as possible".
Mass Effect 2 hasn't been confirmed for any platform but the PC at this time so it remains to be seen if Microsoft has managed to secure another launch exclusivity deal.
The super-agent RPG from Obsidian Entertainment has been given the nod by SEGA so it now officially exists within the known universe. Like their previous RPG's (Sith Lords) certain decisions made along the way will have consequences for the character and those around him.
This tale of international catastrophe, that being the premise not the game itself, will be due out next year on PC, Xbox360 and PS3.
SouthPeak Games announced this morning that the first of two downloadable content expansions for Two Worlds is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Titled Tainted Blood, the pack significantly expands the online multiplayer portion of Two Worlds and is available now for 600 MS points.
SEGA is already working with Obsidian on the Aliens RPG so now it looks like they want a Bond/Bauer spin on things. 'Alpha Protocol' is their modern day espionage romp which will hit the PC and the next-gen consoles.
Obsidian will be taking BioWare’s cinematic approach to dialogue and cut scenes but with heavy weight on "once only" NPC conversations. No endless loops? The scandal!
Black Wing Foundation announced this morning that its currently developing a new third-person shooter for the Xbox 360 and PC called Salvation. It's currently set to be released in Q2 2009. Salvation features diversified and various gameplay combining elements of stealth, action and arcade in a totally new, exiting way.
Hmm, that rhymed. Anyway - Pete Hines of Bethesda has told CVG that there isn't a date set in stone for the release of their latest RPG, the post-apocalypse return of the Fallout franchise.
The rumoured September 9 date was from a list given to retailers by Sony on their PS3 software releases.
An independent developer, Demiurge Studios has been working alongside BioWare since before the Xbox360 launch of Mass Effect. They've been working hard to optimise the game for the PC and both studios were not content with simply porting it over.
A new and better inventory system is a major enhancement over its console counterpart, along with better visuals and a new mini-game. It's unclear though whether the PC version will include the upcoming downloadable content "Bring Down the Sky" available March 10.
SouthPeak Games announced this afternoon that it will be releasing X-Blades, a third-person hack-and-slash action title for Next-gen consoles and PC, in Late 2008. In the game, players control an enchanting anime-style heroine that destroys anything in her path using guns, blades, magic, and a healthy dose of cinematic flair.
Mistwalker is apparently developing a sequel to the Xbox360 exclusive which hasn't even reached European shelves yet, though it will tomorrow (read our review here
). Microsoft is reportedly happy enough with its success in the Far East that they eagerly await further additions to the franchise.
Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy, was behind the making of Lost Odyssey which is the Xbox360's second exclusive RPG from the gaming legend, the first being Blue Dragon.
KOEI today announced the release of Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends as an additional download for Samurai Warriors 2. It will be available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360. Featuring new characters, levels and play modes, Samurai Warriors 2 XL greatly enhances the Samurai Warriors experience, adding a multitude of new features to this legendary series. Samurai Warriors 2 Xtreme Legends is scheduled for release on Xbox 360 via Xbox Live download on March 21, 2008.