Work continues on Fallout 4: New Vegas mod

The mod recreating Fallout: New Vegas in Fallout 4's creation engine was first brought to our attention in 2017, at which point the team responsible were showing off how the later game's dynamic weather would affect New Vegas. Then we saw them recreate its opening, complete with new voice-acting as a way of sidestepping a potential conflict with Bethesda (like the one Fallout 4: Capital Wasteland fell foul of due to re-use of audio files).

Work continues, and the latest sign of life is this video depicting everyone's favorite NPC Oliver Swanick, aka that guy who won the lottery in Nipton and won't shut up, who we certainly didn't watch get eaten by radscorpions while laughing at him. Nobody shot him in the face either, no way.

The new voice actor sure does have his overtuned eagerness down pat, and even recreates the inappropriately menacing send-off that was only in there because New Vegas recycled dialogue between characters. It's certainly a sign of attention to detail, even if it's odd to see flaws of the original persist—like the mismatch between an overeager voice and an understated set of character movements.

It's just hit me that this will be a version of New Vegas without Matthew Perry voicing Benny. Huh.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.