A huge project to recreate Fallout 3 in Fallout 4’s engine has been cancelled due to a couple of legal problems with voice acting. Apparently, the team behind the project, Road to Liberty, wanted to use the official voice acting records of Fallout 3 in order to keep the soul of the game alive. But after a couple of discussions with Bethesda, they have decided to cancel the project as it was not an option to use the original voice acting. In the end, they have realized that it would take too much time to record them from the very beginning. Here is a quick video to see what we’ll be missing fellas:
There are a couple of questions to ask in this situation of course. First of all, what is Bethesda’s position in this problem. As a big company with legal copyrights, I do understand their decision on this subject. Second question would be about the modders themselves. Why did they decide to cancel it completely? Well, it has many reasons. But first of all, recording new voices over the original ones would lead the game to lose “its charm and personality.” Also, creating a new story in the Capital Wasteland was not an option as some of the modders wanted their work to be removed from the project.
As you can see fellas, a highly anticipated project was canceled because of a small looking but a huge problem. Good news though, another project, Fallout 4: New Vegas is still going on and they are recording their own voices over the original ones. We will keep a close eye on this one for sure.
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