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Will Fallout 1 and 2 get a remake? Bethesda gave an answer

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Fans of the original isometric Fallout 1 and 2 games were hoping for proper remasters or remakes, but Bethesda Game Studios has other plans.

Bethesda acquired full control of the Fallout series from Interplay Productions in 2007. The publisher changed the game from top-down to a The Elder Scrolls-style first-person RPG. Fallout purists hoped for a remake or remaster, bringing the aging games and their stories to modern machines.

Bethesda is no stranger to remakes and remasters, as the company has re-released Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim on many occasions. Unfortunately, the company is not interested in bringing the original Fallout and Fallout 2 to modern times.

Is a Fallout 1 Remake in the works?

Todd Howard of Bethesda shot down the idea of Fallout 1 and 2 remakes or remasters, and suggested they won’t happen.

Speaking with YouTuber MrMattyPlays, Howard answered many questions about Bethesda and its plans. During the interview, he clarified that ports of classic Fallout games are not in development. Howard further explained that he is satisfied with how the games play, even after all these years.

The creative director further elaborated that the games should be played on a PC with a keyboard and mouse. All this suggests that Fallout 1 and 2 are set to be stuck as PC exclusives, with no remakes or remasters happening for the foreseeable future. All modern Fallout games, Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and New Vegas are available on modern Xbox consoles and PC. Only Fallout 4 and 76 are available on PlayStation 4 and 5. 

Are classic Fallout games on consoles?

Classic Fallout games, 1, 2, and Tactics, are only available on PC and cannot be played on consoles. The only console-based Fallout game prior to Fallout 3 was Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, which haven’t been ported, remastered, or re-released.

Unfortunately, Interplay Games has stated it lost the source code for the classic games, which makes porting the games to new platforms challenging.

Howard stated that “a main priority for us is to make sure they’re available and you can still play them on the PC.” Fans of the modern games have Fallout 5 to look forward to. 

The games are available on PC but will require some getting used to, especially if players have only played the modern Fallout games. Playing the originals on PC is still a worthwhile experience for RPG fans. Unfortunately, there’s no question that Fallout 1 or 2 remake would benefit greatly from a remake or remaster.

“As long as you can download it, as long as it loads up and runs, I think I’d like people to experience it the way it was,” concluded Howard.

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Written by Bilawal Bashir

Bilawal is a software engineer who loves video games, comic books, and anime. But he will never love pineapple on pizza. In over two decades of gaming, he has only broken two controllers. His work has also been featured by TheGamer and WhatIfGaming.

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