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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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73. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 16, 2012, 12:53 deqer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 12:45:
NV unquestionably was better written, had a more refined combat system and far better quest design.

"refined" ? "better" ? lol

Sounds like stuff that was supposed to be in the first game...

But noooooooo; money is more important; so, they pushed out their first game quickly and then decided to take the rest of their work and put it into a new title.
 
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