The developers behind the impressive looking "Fallout 3" remake "Capital Wasteland" has halted the project citing potential legal action from Bethesda. During this conversation, it became clear our planned approach would raise some serious red flats what we had unfortunately not foreseen.
"Recently we have communicated with Bethesda regarding our planned method to implement the voice acting and the other audio from Fallout 3 into the Capital Wasteland". Any such re-recording would also be a massive undertaking for the five-man modding team, which as it is had only completed 30 percent of the necessary world-building after eight months of work.
Road to LibertyRoad to Liberty cancels Fallout 3 remaster "Capital Wastland" over fear of legal actions from Bethesda.
This situation led the team to make the decision to finish the project, especially because, even though the graphics and scenario design section was within legal limits, the files with the original voices could not be integrated into the mod and although they thought of performing a new dubbing job, they felt that the essence of the game would be lost.
Allegedly the team tried to see if it was possible to require a download of Fallout 3 first, an option that's apparently not viable.
The leader of the Fallout 3 mod team, JuiceHead, provided all the reasons for the cancellation of the Capital Wasteland mod on Twitter. We quickly realised we would have to replace iconic voices like Liam Neeson's, Malcolm McDowell's, Ron Perlmann's and of course phenomenal Eric Todd Dellums'. Without some of these voices fallout 3 looses its charm and personally I cant bring my self to replace Them. Im sorry we couldn't accomplish our dream.
"If at any point in the future it becomes fully legal for us to continue working with the blessing of Bethesda and Zenimax, we will".
"They can't release all of the files because the team doesn't own the files".