New Vegas prequel mod Fallout: New California gets October release date

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Fallout: New California (opens in new tab) is a massive New Vegas mod (opens in new tab) that's been in development since 2013—and now it finally has a release date. It'll be out on October 23, and will offer a brand new story with 12 endings and 16,000 lines of voiced dialogue. 

You'll be able to sign up to play a beta in July. The main quest, which is essentially a prequel to New Vegas, is complete and the art is finished, but the team are still working on side quests. Apparently there "aren't any" at the moment, so I imagine the finished product is not going to be packed with them. Still, I wouldn't say no to another chunky Fallout main quest.

It's set in the same world as New Vegas, but it adds new locations, some of which can be seen in the trailer above. You'll need the base game in order to play.

I'm looking forward to giving it a shot. So many of these massive projects never see the light of day, so kudos to the team for sticking with it. It'll be available on Nexus Mods, and the team are launching a Discord channel in July to coincide with the beta version.

Find out more about the project on its ModDB page (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.