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Fallout 1, 2, Tactics Temporarily Delisted from Online Stores

by Eric Frederiksen | January 3, 2014January 3, 2014 4:30 pm PST


Yesterday it was Marvel games disappearing from online services, today it’s the classic Fallout games.

It seems pretty clear now why Good Old Games was giving away the first couple Fallout games for free a few weeks back. The series has been pulled from and Steam’s catalogs for purchase. Owners of the titles still have access to them, of course.

As Kotaku notes, this can be traced back to the lawsuit between Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of Fallout 3, and Interplay, publisher of all the earlier Fallout titles. The battle resulted in Bethesda being awarded control of the license while Interplay was allowed to continue selling the original games until the end of 2013.

Bethesda isn’t ignoring the issue:

However, the only thing Bethesda has said about is that their primary priority is “returning the games to Steam at the earliest date possible,” according to one tweet. Another states that they’ll be looking at other options once they handle Steam.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...