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Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs

Obsidian's Chris Avellone indicated that Obsidian just missed a bonus for Fallout: New Vegas, reports Joystiq, saying this came in a tweet from a no longer existent account, allegedly saying: "[Fallout: New Vegas] was a straight payment, no royalties, only a bonus if we got an 85+ on Metacritic, which we didn't." Sure enough, the game currently sits at 84 on Metacritic. They also note their report of layoffs at Obsidian, though these are still unconfirmed. Thanks nin.

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65. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 16, 2012, 09:32 Verno
 
wtf_man wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 09:13:
Bethesda only licenses the Rendering Engine (Gamebryo). Everything else is in-house. (Radiant AI, Dialog and Quest Engines, etc.) You cannot build a Fallout 3 or TES game with Gamebryo, alone.

Fair points, I stand corrected

I will say however that "all they had to do is come up with content" still makes light of what Obsidian did with FO:NV. I don't think their lack of engine development should be any consideration when it comes to financial reward either. It was a great game, it sold 5+ million copies and counting. This is why people hate metacritic, it's never used "properly".

This comment was edited on Mar 16, 2012, 09:37.
 
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