The lights are on
Remember when we told you that you could get Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for free on GoG? We’re hoping you did that, as the games are no longer available for new purchases on the GoG service at all. Don’t worry if you’ve put them in your library though, you’ll still have access.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, we needed to pull the three classic Fallout games, that is Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics, from sale and remove them from our DRM-free catalog,” GoG writes. “These classic titles have been with us since day one, that is for over 5 years now, and they were always one of the highlights of the selection of games that we offer.”
The Fallout property is in Bethesda’s control exclusively now, with the last of the older titles scheduled to transfer from Interplay to Bethesda on January 1, 2014. The titles are currently available for sale on Steam with Interplay still listed as the publisher.
If you’re planning on making a purchase of Fallout, Fallout 2, or Fallout Tactics, it might be advisable to do so sooner rather than later. When the clock strikes midnight in the US, those titles might become unavailable on that platform, also.
[Source: GoG via Destructoid]
Our TakeLicensing, copyright, and ownership are often tricky, especially when a transfer is involved. I’m pleased that these important games are still available, and I hope you were able to secure them for free when that opportunity was available. If not, having these in your collection is a wise use of funds.
Email the author Mike Futter, or follow on Google+, Twitter, and Game Informer.