Understanding the underlying principles of the Fallout franchise is essential before exploring the recent spike in player numbers. The post-apocalyptic role-playing game (RPG) Fallout was first developed by Interplay Entertainment and then continued by Bethesda Game Studios. It takes place in a retro-futuristic world that has been completely destroyed by nuclear war. The series is well known for its complex world-building, morally dubious storylines, and ability to let players create their own paths in life. From the radioactive ruins of New Vegas to the barren wastelands of the Capital Wasteland, every Fallout game has provided players with an intriguing and different path to go on.