News | Two Fallout London developers get job offer from Bethesda

Twee van de makers van de mod Fallout London hebben een baan aangeboden gekregen bij Bethesda.

That reports the team of Fallout 4 mod Fallout London via Discord and Twitter. Ryan Johnson, lead technical advisor to the mod team, will join Bethesda as an associate level designer. The team says that, “luckily for us,” they knew well in advance of Johnson’s move to Bethesda, which will allow the mod team to continue operating without his presence.

Dean Carter works as a project lead on the mod team and was also offered a job by Bethesda. The game developer had a role in mind for him at the English studio Double11, with which Bethesda is collaborating on the development of the mmo Fallout 76. However, Carter decided to decline the offer and continue working on Fallout London until the end.

News | The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is now playable

The latest chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online can be played starting today.

In High Isle, an expansion that costs 40 euros separately, players are taken to the Systres Archipelago also called The Systres, a small group of islands in the west of Tamriel where many Bretons can be found. Also, a free update is now available for all players, Update 34, which adds AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution, among other things, which should make the game run better, especially on older hardware.

After the expansion, Mundus Stones are now part of the armory system, making so-called Mundus Stone boons easier to swap between different builds and gear. Changes have also been made to the quickselect wheel, allowing players to set up multiple wheels for things like mementos and emotes, and more options to set up the primary quickselect wheel for combat items and consumables.

Due to the update, the music of the title screen can be adjusted in the settings. A so-called Accessibility Mode has also been added, which automatically switches all key bindings when a new input is detected. Developer Zenimax reports that there will be more accessibility updates in the future, targeting players using different inputs (such as controllers).

The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.

News | Fallout series production starts this year

The production of the television series based on Fallout will start this year.

As reported by Deadline. In 2020 it was already announced that Amazon and Bethesda Game Studios would be working on a series around Fallout together with the makers of the HBO series Westworld, but now the project seems to be finally getting off the ground.

The series is made by Kilter Films, which is run by Jonathan Nolan (brother of Christopher Nolan) and Lisa Joy. The duo is also responsible for Westworld. According to Deadline, Jonathan Nolan will also direct the first episode of the Fallout series. Geneva Robertson-Dworet  and Graham Wagner  have been brought in as showrunners. As reported in 2020, Bethesda’s Todd Howard is an executive producer.

During the 2020 announcement, Nolan and Joy stated in a press release: “Fallout is one of the greatest game series ever. Each chapter of this incredibly fanciful story has cost us countless hours that we could have spent with friends and family. Excited to team up with Todd Howard and the other brilliant lunatics at Bethesda to bring this massive and darkly funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.”