A mod that recreates the map of Fallout New Vegas in Fallout 4 has just entered early access, and you can download it right now!
Fallout 4 is pretty great, don’t get me wrong. But deep down we all know that it doesn’t quite hold a candle to Obsidian’s Fallout New Vegas. Sadly, New Vegas hasn’t aged that gracefully. Released on the Bethesda Creation Engine in 2010 (that’s the same engine as Fallout 3 and Skyrim), it’s certainly a throwback to load it up in 2021.
Thankfully, one group of modders is looking to modernise Obsidian’s classic by remaking the game world in the engine of Fallout 4. While still the Creation Engine, it’s a much more modern version with vastly improved visuals. You can watch the trailer for Project Mojave below!
Project Mojave is the result of over four months of work from a team of just four people. In this early access release, players can explore the southern half of the Mojave Desert, faithfully recreated from Fallout New Vegas. The description for the mod explains: “This is by no means a finished product but it will give you something to play and enjoy as we work on this little side project.”
It’s Not a complete remake
It’s important to note that Project Mojave is not an all-out remake of Fallout New Vegas. Instead, it seeks to recreate the world of the Mojave Desert as time has passed from the events of the game. Fallout 4 canonically takes place six years after the events of New Vegas, and the team thinks it will be interesting to see the Mojave Desert in this new light.
The team intends to continue working on the project and add new locations to the already expansive map. The mod page also notes that NPC voice acting is a placeholder for now. It’s a barebones experience, but an impressive one nonetheless.
The Fallout 4 modding community is alive and thriving right now. There’s plenty of ambitious projects currently in the works, like this one that completely overhauls the graphics of Fallout 4. Another aims to add a London themed expansion to the game. In fact, that one was so successful that the lead writer was eventually hired to work at Bethesda full time!
You can download and install Project Mojave for Fallout 4 from the NexusMods site right now. While modding is possible on the Xbox version of Fallout 4, a map of this size isn’t possible to download through Bethesda’s Creation Club. However, some of the new armours and weapons added in Project Mojave will be made available via standalone mods.
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