- Armor and clothing
In 2001 Brian Fargo, the CEO and original founder of Interplay, resigned, citing creative differences with Titus, and Hervé Caen became CEO of Interplay. The Van Buren project was postponed by Caen in favour of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, and then canceled to start pre-production of Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2. FO:BOS 2 was never released, as Interplay ran into severe financial problems.
The base concept for the setting is the "World of Tomorrow" as imagined in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. This means that before the Great War, the Fallout world was more or less what the people of the 1940s and 1950s thought things would be like in 2077.