Well yeah. Video games in general are limited by consoles.
But I will say, I played over 100 hours of New Vegas on 360 when it came out and loved every minute of it, glitches be damned. It was good enough to rise above the technical limitations.
That probably wouldn't make Obsidian feel much better about any grief they got for the issues the game had, but they managed to put out a classic despite all that. And I think NV is one of those games where its reputation will continue to grow as times goes on and more people discover it.
Well, yeah, obviously, but this is a silly hypothetical because there was no chance in hell that New Vegas could ever have been a PC-exclusive game due to the console market being the breadwinner for major publishers back then (and honestly, it still is even with the huge gains PC gaming has made over the past seven years).
And yet it still delivered shit loads of content, with plenty of options available to the player and was one hell of an awesome game. New Vegas is better than both 3 and 4 in every regard so Obsidian should be proud of what they did with the engine/tools available.
It's still easily in my top 5 Xbox 360 games and always will be.
Coming back to this game even with mods shows how dated it was. They are likely looking at it from a perspective what it might look like now. If they worked on a great new engine with a game like this and their talent it could be amazing. NV is super dated IMO. It was great for awhile though for sure. When it had to bring everything together outside of the lone guy in a desert surrounded by a few people it mostly failed.
Once you start going into the tiny mountain area it just becomes obvious how miniature it is. Never really bought the weird mutant story either. It was too cartoony for my tastes and this theme.
Modded New Vegas is okay. You can only dress something up so much. I could never go back tot this dated engine. I despise it.
They first should fix the broken steam version of it. But damn is this a great game, loving it so far. Mod support is awesome too. Instant classic.
On the other side there is Skyrim, same engine? I cant handle its bad and fiddly UI in the inventory, doesnt fit the settig at all and looks like a scifi game. They should implement the tactical combat from the fallout series as optional choice. Maybe ill give it another shot some time as i liked Oblivion and loved Morrowind.
I'm sure thats why it still runs like shit on PC
Or that GTA V didn't have as many issues
Or working for actual-satan Bethesda and getting no development time, then not getting bonuses cause it didn't hit metacritic targets