Fallout fell out of retro-game-download-shop Good Old Games' hands at the end of the year because it was no longer old licensor Interplay's to give away. Bethesda's the boss now.

"Due to circumstances beyond our control, we needed to pull the three classic Fallout games..." wrote GOG a few days ago, referring to Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics. This followed an eye-catching sale in which all three games were given away for free.

"Boo, Bethesda!" an imaginary mob jeered. But perhaps this new owner isn't so bad after all.

"We're working to return classic Fallout games (1, 2, Tactics) to Steam and will provide an update when they're ready to go," the publisher recently announced on Twitter.

What about GOG? Well, GOG had nothing further to add when contacted this afternoon, but there was a faint whiff of hope in the air.

Nevertheless, anyone who obtained either of the Fallout games before their removal from GOG will still be able to download the installation files from the site.

Meanwhile, there's the very closely related Wasteland 2 to look forward to.

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