If a listing on Amazon Germany is to be believed, Bethesda will be releasing a Fallout Legacy Collection bundle for the PC on the same day that The Outer Worlds launches (thanks VGC). The Outer Worlds is being developed by Obsidian, creators of Fallout: New Vegas, and the game’s co-directors Leonard Boyarsky and Tim Cain are the original creators of the Fallout IP.
The Fallout Legacy Collection, as you might expect, supposedly contains Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 – Game of the Year Edition, Fallout: New Vegas – Ultimate Edition and Fallout 4 – Game of the Year Edition, and costs a measly €39.99, which translates to around £35/$44. As The Outer Worlds is considered to be a spiritual successor to Obsidian’s previous work on Fallout, with Narrative Designer Megan Starks stating that she thinks Fallout fans will enjoy the game, it’s interesting that Bethesda would choose to drop a collection of that kind on the same day.
It’s worth noting that the Fallout Legacy Collection hasn’t officially been announced yet, and if it is real (which the listing clearly suggests it is), it might just be pure and simple happenstance that it’s launching on the same day as The Outer Worlds, but even if it’s accidental, Bethesda could risk coming across as petty, refusing to let their former collaborators celebrate their big AAA release.
There’s also the possibility that Fallout fans might just opt to shell out for the familiar and purchase the Legacy Collection instead of The Outer Worlds, especially considering that The Outer Worlds is available as part of Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass for PC. Overall, this has the potential to leave Obsidian considerably short-changed. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments below.