Fallout 3 was originally supposed to be a very different game: the original development team, Black Isle Studios , had in fact intended to use again the same type of gameplay that users had enjoyed for the first two chapters.
However, that project never really came to life, being canceled after the dissolution of the studio , leading to Bethesda’s Fallout 3 that has conquered audiences and critics, now downloadable thanks to Xbox Game Pass .
Today the Bethesda franchise is healthier than ever , to the point that Todd Howard recently confirmed it will become a TV series , which the writers promise to be insane.
In addition, the fifth chapter of the series will also arrive in the future : the director of Bethesda has already admitted that he has an idea of what will happen in the future .
The codename of that canceled project was ” Van Buren “, of which today only a tech demo that surfaced online and a 700-page design document remain , which provided an important basis for Bethesda to work on its version of Fallout 3 .
However, things could soon change: as reported by PC Gamer , developer Adam Lacko has decided to work since 2017 on the restoration of that project, to make it playable and preserve it over time.
Entitled ” Project Van Buren “, this interesting work is intended to be a reconstruction of the canceled chapter of Fallout , so much so that much of the original code is being created from scratch by the new developer.
Right now, the author is working on the reconstruction of the visuals and combat mechanics, which he would have already managed to implement for the most part: below you can find a short video clip of the Fallout brought back to life.
Lacko does not intend to make a remake in a modern way, but his intent is to bring to light the creative vision of the original developers: due to the vast scope of the project, it is likely that it will take some time before the public can play it in person. .
In any case, it seems to be a project to keep an eye on and faithful to the original canons of the series: the most nostalgic fans will certainly appreciate the strong commitment of the developer.