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Fallout 3 (Van Buren)
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デベロッパーBlack Isle Studios
パブリッシャーInterplay Entertainment
リリース日Canceled on December 8th, 2003
ジャンルRole-Playing Game
モードSingle player
Co-op multiplayer
プラットフォームWindows
 
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Van BurenBlack Isle StudiosFallout 3として開発していた、ゲームの開発コードネームである。

The game was going to use an engine that Black Isle had made for Baldur's Gate 3, commonly referred to as the Jefferson Engine. It was a fully 3D engine, but was never used.

Black Isle Studios planned to include a dual-combat system in the game that allowed for the player to choose real-time (like Fallout 3 or Fallout Tactics) or turn-based combat (like Fallout 1 & 2), but real-time was only included due to Interplay's demands.[1] Nonetheless, Joshua Sawyer had stated that the emphasis would be on the turn-based version. Co-operative multiplayer was also going to be included in the game, again because of publisher requirements.[1]

In 2003, the game was canceled due to financial difficulties.

Setting編集

World map

Van Buren world map

Van Buren would have taken place in the American southwest (Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah). The westernmost sites on the game map are the easternmost borders of New California Republic. According to the design documents, it was to be set in the year 2253.

Some places that appeared in Van Buren:

Places cut from the final version of the game:

Plot編集

Gametitle-VB情報はVan Burenに基いています が,Falloutの正史には含まれない情報です.

The Prisoner編集

The game would have begun with the player character in a prison cell. Because of this, the player was given a choice. The prisoner could be an innocent that was imprisoned because of some misunderstanding, or they could choose to be a criminal and take bonus traits that would bolster some of their skills.

The player would awaken in a prison cell, but not the one they remembered falling asleep in. Suddenly, the floor rocks violently from an explosion and the player is knocked unconscious. When they awaken, they find their cell door open and a hole in the wall leading outside. Leaving the prison, the character is under attack by some unknown assailant. Deciding that discretion is the better part of valor, the player flees into the night to explore this new world.

Unfortunately, this newfound freedom may be short lived. The player is relentlessly pursued by robots who want to return them to the prison. As they explore the world and try to outwit their pursuers, they begin to uncover an underlying plot. Why was the character in a different prison than the one they fell asleep in? Why can't they remember being transferred? What was the attack on the prison about in the first place? Then they find out about NCR's problems, and a few things don't add up....

Just like all the titles in the Fallout series, the story ends with multiple different endings for every community and faction that you interacted with. Their outcome depends on your actions.

主要記事: Van Buren endings

Presper's plan編集

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Victor Presper

Eventually, the player would discover the true reason behind the prison and the attack on it. It turns out that, through extensive research, the mad scientist called Presper, disgusted with what the world turned into after the War, discovered the history of New Plague, the virus that FEV was initially created to cure, and its genocidal potency, and also discovered a viable means to cleanse the world. Using ULYSSES, the quarantine prison, and a ballistic satellite known as B.O.M.B.-001, the way to human planetary domination and order became clear. He needed to get to B.O.M.B.-001 and use the nuclear weapons to clean the filth and wretch that currently have occupied the surface.

Presper and his followers released the New Plague virus in the remote areas near Boulder and Denver. It was close enough to the quarantine prison to spur ULYSSES into action, but not near enough to cause huge populations to start a general panic. Once enough people were infected and ULYSSES “arrested” enough people to just about fill up the prison, Presper’s men would stage an attack on the prison which would allow everyone to escape. This event would start a countdown of sorts for missile launch on B.O.M.B.-001. ULYSSES would assess the viral spread, try to gather up the escaped prisoners, and, once 90% of the prisoners had been retrieved, launch nuclear missiles to “clean & prevent” any further infection. By the time this happened, Presper had planned to be on, and in full control of, B.O.M.B.-001 and reprogramming targeting solutions to clean the areas he wanted. Humans of his choosing would wait out the second nuclear holocaust in the Boulder Dome, until the day came where he declared the Earth safe for pure blood humans once more.

デモ版編集

主要記事: Van Buren tech demo

A tech demo of Van Buren was created during the game's development. When asked about it, Bethesda's Pete Hines replied: "(...) releasing someone else's unfinished product, or assets from it, is not something we intend to do." Several screenshots and one video of the tech demo were released at No Mutants Allowed on April 30, 2007, followed by the tech demo itself on May 2.

The plot of the tech demo is not connected to the main storyline and was going to be included in the finished game as a tutorial. It takes place in the United States during the Great War, somewhere in the Great Midwest Commonwealth or the Pacific Time Zone[2]. The player character in the demo is referred to only as Citizen (even though the Citizen uses the Prisoner's model). The Citizen's parents were reduced to ash, as they didn't believe the government's bombing raid sirens. The Citizen made his way to the relocation center and was escorted to a Vault by Corporal Armstrong of the 4th or 13th Armored Infantry Division. To reach the Vault, they must fight communist insurgents. After they enter the Vault, the Citizen must help turn on the life support system.

There are several things of note in the tech demo. The first is that the female PC appears naked from the waist up, without the prisoner suit with the "13" legend. The second and most curious is that the male PC's character portrait appears to be Eric Wu from Eric Conveys an Emotion (or simply Emotion Eric). The female PC has no character portrait whatsoever.

Gametitle-VBVan Burenに基く最終的な情報です


キャラクターシステム編集

主要記事: Van Buren SPECIAL

本作では、S.P.E.C.I.A.Lシステム周りが、過去のFalloutシリーズから大きく変更されている。これは、J. E. Sawyerの元行われており、いくつかSkillも併合又は細分化されている。例として、SpeechのSkillはDeceptionPersuasionに分割されており、この変更は一部のFalloutコミュニティにて物議をかもした。

Notes編集

  • One of the more significant elements of the plot and back story of Van Buren was to be the war between the NCR and the Brotherhood of Steel. One of the main designers, Chris Avellone, mentioned that aspects from Van Buren would appear in Fallout: New Vegas, such as the NCR- BoS war and a companion from Van Buren, Joshua Graham, appears in heavily modified form, as does an antagonistic faction known as Caesar's Legion.
  • The name Van Buren derives from Martin Van Buren, who was the 8th president of the United States of America. Interplay projects were given code names based on the surnames of American presidents during their development phase.

Behind the scenes編集

According to the IGN article Obsidian CEO reveals Fallout 3 that was never released — IGN Unfiltered [3], Van Buren was Black Isle Studios second attempt at Fallout 3. The original attempt was created using the NDL 3D technology (later acquired by Gamebryo and used to power Fallout 3). Due to financal issues at Interplay, the studio redirected their efforts on the project to produce Dungeon-crawling RPG Icewind Dale.

Gallery編集

ビデオ編集

2003年に No Mutants Allowedで公開されたデモ版のプレイ映像。

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Black Isle's Van Buren

外部リンク編集

References編集

  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]
  2. Respectively - place of Armstrong's origin or the time zone on Citizen's Lil' Pip 3000 (Pacific Standard Time).
  3. [2]
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