Recently, shacknews interviewed Bethesda's Pete Hines about the upcoming title Fallout: New Vegas, being developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks.


Shack: When did Bethesda start thinking about a Fallout spin-off?
Pete Hines: It's something that we've discussed at night for a while, and just had talked about doing. And we said, well, if we're going to do this, we want to do it with the right kinds of folks, and the folks that could do right by it, have the right kind of experience, the right background.
Honestly, we just felt like Obsidian was a great fit for that. They have experience doing this kind of thing, they have guys that worked on the original Fallout games. We really liked their idea for what it is they wanted to do, and we just said, "Okay."

You can read the rest of the interview here.