Fallout revolves around a post-apocalyptic America, following a war that eradicates the country. In preparation of the nuclear strike, vaults were made to protect the general public from nuclear fallout (hence the name of the game). Vault-Tec, a company that signed people up for spaces in these Vaults, used them as a front for sociological experiments. Fallout 3 takes place in 2277, 30 years after the previous instalment and 200 years after the bombs fell. Black Isle Studios developed the original Fallout games, but this will be the first title since Bethesda took reign of the series.