One of the biggest selling points for Bethesda’s games on PC has been the sheer amount of user-generated content and modifications. Over the years we’ve seen full-scale graphical overhauls and new locales to explore for games such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas. But this latest attempt from a few die-hard fans is surprisingly ambitious. They’re trying to recreate the entirety of Fallout 1 in Fallout: New Vegas. It’s called Fallout: The Story.
“Fallout: The Story is a work in progress mod built in the Fallout: New Vegas engine (no DLCs needed). It is our main design goal to keep the look and feel of this all-time classic intact,” the FAQ on the mod’s website reads.
While locations and battles will take place as they do in modern day Fallout games like Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4 – in first or third person, the mod retains the isometric feel of the original when travelling from one area to another.
“We have constructed a completely new travel system which is very similar to the travel system used in the original Fallout. The system allows you to walk the map (much like the original game) to discover locations,” the mod’s FAQ states.
“There are also things such as random encounters and the ability to flee that we have implemented. The system will be node based like the original, so you travel from one small worldspace to another. It is not a continuous landscape like Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas. We have plans to add one larger worldspace which allows a bit more exploration, (an Easter egg so to say) but this will be implemented at the end of development.”
Fallout: The Story has been in the works since 2012 and will be completely free to download and play so as long as you have a copy of Fallout: New Vegas. You can follow up on development of the mod on the official website.