Fallout New Vegas Developer Diary #4 – Factions

It’s Friday, so that means Obsidian Entertainment have released another Fallout: New Vegas developer diary. In this latest developer diary, the team behind Fallout: New Vegas tell us a bit about the different factions in the game and how interacting with them can change the dynamics of New Vegas.

The developers explain how they want the Fallout: New Vegas player to interact with a large number of different groups, and that there are no ‘black and white’ decisions. There is no good, or evil and Fallout: New Vegas is developed in such a way that the player will have a hesitation before joining a faction, while they think about whether it’s the right thing to do.

We’re also told a bit about the main factions competing for power in the Fallout: New Vegas Mojave Wastelands. The New California Republic, or NCR for short, are the government of the New Vegas area. However, we’re told that the NCR has grown to big for its own good and is now struggling to control its territory and protect its citizens.

Meanwhile, Cesar’s Legion are a group of slavers coming from the east and conquering all that they come across. They’re fighting against the NCR, with the two factions in a stalemate at the Hoover Dam, the most important point in the New Vegas area.

The third major faction in Fallout: New Vegasremains rather mysterious, but what the developers do reveal is that its led by ‘Mr House’ and he doesn’t want NCR to take control of the New Vegas strip.

In addition to these three major factions, Fallout: New Vegas will have many smaller factions each with their own politics and ideologies. The developers say the decisions you make as to which of these you help will really make a difference to the Fallout: New Vegas game world. Of course, you also have the option of playing Fallout: New Vegas and not helping anyone at all…

You can watch Fallout New Vegas Developer Diary #4 – Factions, below.


For a more in depth look at Fallout: New Vegas, be sure to check out our preview. Alternatively you can watch the previous Fallout: New Vegas developer diaries about The Story, Tech & Sound, and Art Direction.

And while you’re at it, why not read advice from Fallout: New Vegas senior designer Chris Avellone about breaking into the games industry.

Fallout: New Vegas is release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 22nd.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts about the freedom of choice in Fallout: New Vegas? And what faction can you see yourself joining?

As usual, leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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