Sure, many gamers are looking forward to revisiting the amazing combat system in Fallout: New Vegas, but what they are really itching to experience is the Vegas strip as seen through 1950s sci-fi goggles.
In our newest developer diary from Obsidian, the team explains all that players can expect to find along the strip.When approaching the development of the New Vegas strip, Obsidian knew that they wanted to create a location that was familiar and recognizable. All of the sights and sounds as players are walking between the neon lights should, in an instant, trigger the feeling they are walking down the Vegas strip.
Of course, New Vegas’ strip is not without its own flourishes. Players can expect to see drunken soldiers aimlessly walking along the streets and can even dabble in the sin of the city themselves, but don’t let yourself get too carried away or else security bots will have to lay down the law and take you out. If only actual Vegas had those.
Check out the developer diary below, and keep your eyes peeled for a surprise appearance by Mr. New Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, as well.
As one would expect from a game that takes place in and around casinos, there will be gambling mini-games abound. From the diary we can see that several card games will be making appearances along with the old Strip standard: slot machines. If they have a couple Texas hold ‘em tables I’m going to be hard pressed to even continue the story.
It certainly has been a pleasant treat to hear Obsidian speak about all that went into making Fallout: New Vegas a unique experience that still falls in line with gamers’ expectations. The locale is extremely enticing and customization is being taken to the next level, so if the developers can simply hit all of the right notes that Fallout 3 hit, I believe we have a winner on our hands. We’re only a couple of days away from its release so you better hit the bank and withdraw some singles.
What do you think of Obsidian’s New Vegas strip? What do you hope to see recreated under the bright lights and amidst the debauchery?
Fallout: New Vegas releases October 19th for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.