With Fallout 4’s release this week, plenty of gamers have gone back into the wasteland with savage glee. I will be among that throng, although even as I pick through the remnants of a culture long gone and help establish the roots of a new ones, I’ll be thinking wistfully of what might have been.
Legal battles prevented Interplay from creating an MMO based on this popular franchise, and Bethesda locked down the rights to any potential online version. Of course, I don’t think there’s much hope that the studio ever will be making Fallout Online, especially after its struggles with Elder Scrolls Online.
I’m curious if I’m the only one who wishes that history had played out differently here. Would you want to play a hypothetical Fallout Online? Is there demand for it in today’s gaming culture?