Forget Fallout 4’s next-gen update, I want this New Vegas Game Boy version

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Fallout 4 was first released back in 2015 and it is the last single-player experience from Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic franchise. Despite being close to a decade old at this point, Fallout 5 is nowhere to be seen and likely won’t be worked on until after The Elder Scrolls 6 is complete, so if we see the game before 2030 I will be very surprised.

To help bring the last-gen game into the modern era, Bethesda released a next-gen update for Fallout 4, adding visual and performance upgrades as well as brand-new content. This has brought a lot of people back to the game, with Fallout 4 peaking at over 186,000 concurrent players on Steam alone, the highest figure seen since December 2015.

Pixel art image of a video game scene showing a character standing in front of a saloon in a Fallout-inspired wild west setting.
Image via 98Demake on YouTube

Although many players are now playing Fallout 4 with the most impressive visuals seen in the franchise so far, I am more excited about going back in time, even before the franchise began as YouTuber 98Demake recreated 2010’s Fallout New Vegas as a Game Boy game, and the results are impressive.

In the video, 98Demake shows off what the Fallout series could have looked like had it been released in the early 90s, with the classic game being remade complete with the iconic green tint from the original Game Boy’s Dot Matrix screen. You can check out the video below.

It is worth noting that 98Demake doesn’t create the games using an engine such as Unity, or specific tools designed to create games that can run on old systems such as GBStudio. Instead, the videos are entirely animated using Adobe Animate, and no coding or game design is done, which is a shame because I’d like to play some of these. However, a demake community online focuses on demaking modern titles, with many posted on Itch.io, including Dead Space, Terraria, Resident Evil 4, Persona 4, Luigi’s Mansion, and Super Mario Odyssey

Although they haven’t posted in over two years now, 98Demake is well known for recreating popular modern games in the style of games from iconic consoles such as the PS1 and GameBoy, with some other videos including PS1 versions of Bioshock, GTA 5, Assassin’s Creed, and Resident Evil 7. If you enjoyed the GameBoy demake of Fallout New Vegas, they also created Fallout 4 as a PS1 game.

With the Fallout TV show recently hitting Amazon Prime Video, along with the new Fallout 4 next-gen update, all eyes are currently on the franchise for the first time in many years. If you’re jumping into Fallout 4 again, or even for the first time, to check out the next-gen update and the visual and performance improvements it has to offer, we highly recommend checking out our guide for the best GPU to use for Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, as well as the best graphics settings so you can get the most out of your experience.

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David Coulson

David is a gaming news writer here at VideoGamer His favorite franchises include Resident Evil and Final Fantasy. Despite being a gaming boomer, he still enjoys cranking 90s in Fortnite.

Fallout 4

  • Release Date: November 9, 2015
    • - 10 November 2015 (Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): Action, First Person, RPG
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