This thread showed up when I typed in Fallout project Van Buren in Google so I thought I set the record straight in case others find this too. Fallout: New Vegas is the finished Project Van Buren.
[/quote]Sort of. New Vegas uses a lot of concepts from Van Buren, and for all intents and purposes, this does make it the real
Fallout 3 or the spiritual remake of Van Buren, but the plots of both games were entirely different (you played as the Prisoner in
Van Buren and attempted to stop this mad scientist from bringing about a second apocalypse), and many of the locations were tweaked (i.e. Big Mt. was originally the Tibbets Prison Facility). It's also not turn-based. So while
New Vegas is basically Fallout 3 and the closest thing to Van Buren, it's not
That being said, I would love it if Obsidian finished Van Buren, both sticking to the original design documents, and perhaps most importantly, keeping it turn-based. There's no point to finishing
Van Buren if it's going to end up looking like Fallout 3 or
New Vegas. Plus, then maybe they could release it for free or for cheap