Bethesda has finally promised ardent fans of Fallout that it will be working to restore the Fallout series in the Steam store after the popular series was pulled off during the Christmas holidays.
Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics were recently not available for purchase in Steam and another digital distribution service, GoG.
Bethesda the developer of the game tweeted, "We're working to return classic Fallout games (1, 2, Tactics) to Steam and will provide an update when they're ready to go,"
"Our priority right now is returning the games to Steam at the earliest date possible," it added.
Bethesda had brought the rights of the IP from Interplay in 2012. It is said that certain license complications was the reason for pulling it from Steam and GoG.
In 2012, ZeniMax Media, which is the parent company of Bethesda won a case against its developer Interplay, in which it secured the rights to Fallout MMO and thus, gave it complete control. Interplay had sold the Fallout IP to Bethesda in 2007 for $5.75 million. However, it later managed to license back the rights in order to develop Fallout MMO. This was agreed upon by Bethesda but conditions were in place.
However, Interplay and ZeniMax fought a lengthy court battle disputing the Fallout MMO. This resulted in the court concluding null and void to the license of Interplay and this led to cut in ties of the developer with Fallout IP.
Fallout 4 has been rumored to be in development but there have been no statements from Bethesda regarding its development. Several documents have also leaked. Documents relating to casting call of Fallout 4 had revealed that it will be set in Boston and will have new locations and characters.