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Bethesda Hires Fallout: London Mod Developer

Bethesda Hires Fallout: London Mod Developer - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 July 2022 / 1,260 Views

The Fallout: London mod team in a statement announced lead technical adviser Ryan Johnson is leaving the project to go work at Bethesda as an associate level designer.

Johnson before he left has provided design documents, so the rest of the team can continue to work without any issues. He has also already completed his level design tasks and a few extra tasks that the team did not expect him to do. 

Fallout: London mod team also revealed that Project Lead Dean Carter was offered a position at the Bethesda UK brand to work on Fallout 76, however, he decided to decline the job offer and continue to work on the mod until it is completed.

The mod is expected to be released sometime in 2023. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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gtotheunit91 (on 01 July 2022)

I always enjoy reading when someone from the mod community gets hired on to a studio instead of the studio just sending out cease and desist orders to put a mod down. Bethesda is arguably the most mod friendly game studio out there, so that wouldn't have happened here, but they certainly didn't need to hire anyone from the modding community. So a feel good story all around.

Reminds me of old school Valve.

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If only more companies handled mods the way Bethesda is.

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completely agree!

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Chazore CaptainExplosion (on 01 July 2022)

If they could only go with a new engine and continue mod support, they would be one of the best out there.

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Chazore gtotheunit91 (on 01 July 2022)

It's a tactic that's been used in recent years, so I'm not going to be surprised if the rest get hired and then the mod gets dropped into the abyss.

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CaptainExplosion (on 01 July 2022)

See this, Nintendo? THIS is how you handle the modding community.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 01 July 2022)

They needed to hire em coz their own workers are quite incompetent!

76 should really be a wake up call for their arrogance.

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zero129 LivncA_Dis3 (on 03 July 2022)

So thats one bad apple out of how many?.

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KratosLives (on 02 July 2022)

I saw the trailer for it and thought it was fake

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Chazore (on 02 July 2022)

I have a feeling that Fallout London is eventually going to get shut down via the rest being hired or a C&D being filed.

While it is nice to see modders being hired, I know they don't get full free reign to do what they do best, and I'm not fond of modders having their work shutdown because X/Y company feels threatened at not doing a better job than modders.

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pokoko Chazore (on 02 July 2022)

You have a "feeling"? This kind of mod has been appearing on Bethesda games for years. There is literally a Skyrim story conversion mod with it's own Steam page. Why is Fallout London suddenly going to be the mod where they reverse everything they've allowed in the past?

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