Friday Bethesda announced that Fallout: New Vegas had gone gold and was sent off to manufacturing. Slated for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the upcoming single-player RPG is not a direct sequel to Fallout 3, but instead takes place three years later in 2281. Players take on the role of a courier who was shot in the head and left for dead in a shallow grave while on route to deliver a package.
Along with the “golden” news, Bethesda also released a list of hardware specs for the PC version. However instead of offering two sets consisting of minimum and recommended requirements, Bethesda instead chose to provide a generalized list that don't appear all that hefty. Still, New Vegas is “enhanced” for multi-core CPUs although no specific details were given.
The list is as follows:
- Processor: Dual core @ 2.0 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB
- HDD Space: 10 GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce 6 series or ATI 1300XT series (minimum)
- OS: Windows 7 / Vista / XP
The game was actually developed by Obsidian Entertainment and will be published by Bethesda here in the States on October 19--Namco Bandai will bring New Vegas to Europe on October 22. The PC version will use Valve's Steam for DRM, requiring gamers to set up an account during installation. However Steam will also offer player achievements, cloud save storage, and other features.