Fallout New Vegas Mod Turns The Game Into Star Wars
These ARE the mods you're looking for. If you fancy swapping rolling dice for herding Nerfs, there's a Fallout and Star Wars crossover for the ages that's causing a rumble in the Force for Fallout: New Vegas.
With confirmation that Ubisoft is already working on an open-world Star Wars game, persistent rumours that Fallen Order 2 is on the way, and even God of War director Cory Barlog throwing his hat into the ring for a video game version of The Mandalorian, we've come a long way from Star Wars Episode I: Racer on the N64.
Who added Star Wars to Fallout?
Although it's hard to decide what the "best" Fallout game ever is, there's a lot going for Obsidian Entertainment's Fallout: New Vegas. The 2010 spinoff was a huge success that took the story to the Mojave Desert and a gambling-ravaged New Vegas. Alongside hopes of a sequel, the modding community has kept New Vegas alive and well for over a decade. Now, it's been given a new lease of life thanks to the Star Wars Open Worlds mod.
Developed by Tank_Girl444, with Karim Najib as "designer and mentor", Star Wars Open Worlds apparently charts the early days of the Empire and will feature 12 familiar locales from the nine-movie Skywalker Saga.
Like Anakin, Luke, and Rey, you'll be able to pick from the Light or Dark side of the Force, as well as a "Grey" option for those feeling a little more morally ambiguous. The choices you make will affect an overall storyline and the companions that accompany you in this galaxy far, far away.
When is the Star Wars and Fallout mod being released?
As the video above shows, work is ticking along nicely on the construction of this Death Star-sized project. That being said, there currently isn't a playable build, meaning we're probably some way off its release. The good news is, you'll only need a copy of Fallout: New Vegas on PC - which we're sure most of you will have right now.
There is one major stumbling block with Star Wars Open Worlds. Disney is notoriously strict with its IPs, and if Mickey Mouse gets wind of the mod, it's likely to get the chop. A disclaimer on the site explains, "We don't own the rights or claim the rights to this project. This is but a fun visual art experience, under the guidelines of fair use", but is that enough? There's still a high chance Disney lawyers could blow this apart like Alderaan.
If Star Wars Open Worlds makes it to release, it looks like a faithful recreation of George Lucas' sprawling world, that will include voice acting, a crafting system, and bounty hunting. Mix this with the signature style of the Fallout games, and you're onto a winner. Also, it's sure to give "new hope" to the idea that Bethesda could one day work on a Star Wars game. In the meantime, we guess you'll have to wait for Starfield.