Details regarding Fallout: New Vegas have been rather scarce, but Bethesda's Pete Hines was gracious enough to give some information in the form of the player character's motivation and back-story for the post-apocalyptic game to USA Today (of all places). The game will be taking place in 2280 with the player assuming the role of a courier delivering a package.
"You were a courier, and you were obviously carrying something that somebody wanted. Part of the story is finding out what you had and what they took."
Ah, the always faithful MacGuffin, everybody always wants to know what's in the case. It's a simple motivation for the player to move on, but did you ever really need any when it comes to exploring the Wasteland? Although, there's all kinds of things that people could want in a barren 2280 Las Vegas. Food, water, bottle cops, a sex doll... the possibilities are endless.
One very interesting portion of Hines' information was the environment of Las Vegas.
"Vegas is up and running. It is not a ghost town. It still exists and thrives. There are casinos, and you can go down onto the Strip. It will have a very different feel from that standpoint."
In our own post by Game Rant's Tom Copeland, it was said that Vegas wasn't hit with many nukes, leaving it more or less that jewel of the desert, so exploring the city will definitely be filled with all kinds of intrigue and people wanting the things you have. I have my fingers crossed that they throw in a reference or two regarding New Reno and the G.E.C.K., but even if they don't, the game will still take "take you hundreds of hours to explore every nook and cranny" and that's fine with me. I had a hard time leaving the Wasteland in Fallout 3, I'm just glad I get to go back soon.
Fallout: New Vegas will let you live la vida loca in Las Vegas on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this Fall 2010.