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Pete Hines on OXM

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Pete Hines on OXM

Interview - posted by Edward_R_Murrow on Thu 14 May 2009, 02:14:59

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Fallout: New Vegas

OXM has an interview with Pete Hines with questions on DLC, New Vegas, FOOL, and "Oblivion books".
You can't talk about Fallout New: Vegas, but in general terms, is this the first step in Bethesda expanding the Fallout IP and world?
First step would presume that there are other steps. We felt that this was a good opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of because these are guys that know Fallout, including a group of folks who worked on the original Fallout. We felt this was a good way to do something in the universe that was appropriate and cool but not affect anything that Todd Howard and his group wanted to work on going forward.
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I'm expecting a big no here, but is there an official comment on the Interplay / Bethesda situation?
I'll give you a bit more than a 'no'. It's a whole legal thing and we let the lawyers sort out what takes place there and when they come to a resolution we'll have information to share and we'll let folks know. Something like that there's legal involved, PR is the least of our concern.
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Bethesda is also doing Oblivion books. Will this be a continuation of the Oblivion story, or will it lead into another game or product?
It's not a continuation of Oblivion but it does fit into... so it's not like "well, Martin sacrificed himself and Tameriel was saved and next day what happened..." It takes place years or some period of time after that.

It refers to the events of Oblivion and gives people who are into Oblivion a look into what's going on in this world now. As you read through the book you get that sense that its not telling that story - it's telling another story in the world.
I guess we can expect Oblivion 2: Skyrim instead of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with the way Bethesda seems to be handling the brand.
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