Canned Fallout tech demo online

Fallout fansite No Mutants Allowed has posted a tech demo of Van Buren, Black Isle Studios' Fallout 3 project that was cancelled in late 2003.

Speaking about the contents of the tech demo, the fansite explained, "Don't forget that this is a pre-alpha tech demo from 2003: the combat is pretty much unimplemented (sucky realtime only), the graphics are really basic."

It continues, "The file is a whopping 241 MB, but don't be disappointed that it doesn't offer a full night's worth of gameplay (though in true Fallout style, it offers a lot of different paths to victory)," adding that "the demo is very, very buggy" and that anyone who downloads it should "expect frequent crashes."

Along with adownload link, the fansite is also providing a tech demo guide.

Development of Fallout 3 has of course now fallen into the hands of Bethesda, which isplanning to release a first trailer in June.

May 3, 2007