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Helmut
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April 20, 2009 - 11:06 am
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http://www.gamasutra.com/php-b.....tory=23276

More goodness from the Fallout world

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That's pretty damn exciting!  I'm curious if it will use the same engine as FO3, or if its gameplay will be similar...or if they used that accursed level cap.

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I was hoping for an expansion to sink my teeth into but an entirely new game? By some of the orignal magic elves who made the first game. Very exciting.

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I'm happy to hear this. If it is anything like the original game, I'm buying it.

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It's intriguing; Obsidian is developing quite a reputation for finishing what other people started... KOTOR 2, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout Vegas, Something Else That Escapes Me Right Now; I think they're smart. These established franchises help keep the lights on, while the company also works on its own original IP (check out Scout's mention of Alpha Protocol here - https://tap-repeatedly.com/?p=1271)

Chris Avellone and Feargus Urquhart are game-developing geniuses. For my money they rank up there with Tim Cain, Ken Levine, Warren Spector, Fumito Ueda, and the rest of the pantheon.

I'm hoping to get Chris for a Celebrity Guest Editorial at some point. We'll have to see if he's interested!

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Hell yes. I didn't get too much past the Spy vs Spy article becase of the wonderful product review request for that Server Partition Edition Manager stuff, but these people seem to have it going on. I should have mentioned more information in my earlier post, but the engine is to be Bethesda's Fallout 3 engine, but a totally different game. Solicited by Bethesda too, I might add. 

Alpha Protocol seems to be due out October 2009 (platform edition anyway). Here's hoping they don't subcontract out to Ubi Montreal for some added polish.

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To be precise, Bethesda's Fallout 3 engine is actually Emergent Technologies' GameBryo engine, a licensed 3rd party platform so versatile it's been used to create everything from tower defense games to MMOs. Bethesda has used Emergent's engines since before they were called Emergent (Morrowind was coded on the NetImmerse platform, the pre-GameBryo iteration). A good deal of under the hood modding was done for Oblivion and Fallout 3, but the heart of the tech remains the same. I only wish more developers would look to it rather than endlessly hopping on the Unreal bandwagon, especially considering that Unreal technology is nowhere near as versatile.

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