Fallout 3 FAQ & System Requirements

Here’s a quick FAQ and system requirements for the upcoming Fallout 3 game.

What is the release date?
Fallout 3 will be available for PC, Xbox 360, and PLAYSTATION 3 in North America October 28th, 2008 and Europe October 31st, 2008. Japan gets it December 4th, 2008.

How long has it been in development?
Since 2004.

Where does Fallout 3 take place?
In the Capitol Wasteland in and around Washington, DC.

When does Fallout 3 take place?
In 2277, 200 years after the bombs fell and 30 years after Fallout 2 took place.

What is Fallout 3 rated?
Fallout 3 has been rated  M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Use of Drugs) by the ESRB.

Is Fallout 3 a Games for Windows games? Will it require Vista?
It will be a Games for Windows title. Fallout 3 will work on PCs running either Windows XP or Vista.

Will Fallout 3 include multiplayer?
No, Fallout 3 is a single-player game only.

What perspective do I play the game in, first or third-person?
Both. The game is meant to be played first person. However, you can toggle the view with the press of a button/key to an over-the-shoulder view that can be zoomed in/out on your character. Both views are available throughout the entire game.

Does the story in Fallout 3 pick up where Fallout 2 ended?
No, the story in Fallout 3 is a different story unto itself and isn’t directly connected to any of the other storylines. Obviously it builds on the lore and history of Fallout, but you don’t have to have played the previous Fallout games to know what’s going on in this one.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
  • 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
  • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2 GB System RAM
  • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)

You can read the full FAQ on the official website!

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