Irvine is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Irvine is a city located in central Orange County, California, incorporated in 1971. Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment is headquartered in Irvine, and was founded in nearby Santa Ana.
- In early drafts of Fallout, Irvine was known as Utopia and was run by the mysterious Irvine Land Corporation. It was surrounded by massive walls and patrolled by killer robots. It included tall glass buildings, palm trees, no crime, no poverty – like an ideal pre-War society. However, the corporation controlled every level of society in Irvine, enforcing its pristine perception with an iron fist. The robots, controlled by a super computer in the middle of the city, which was manufactured by the Irvine Land Corporation, were ostensibly the "helpers" that take care of the population's needs, but were in reality their overlords, controlling every aspect of their lives. Outside the walls of Utopia, the ruins of a pre-War company called Interplay could be found. This was a satirical take on the real-life Irvine Company, which developed the planned community of Irvine, wields considerable influence in that city and was Black Isle/Interplay's landlord at the time, and on the relatively squeaky-clean image of the real-life Irvine itself, which also has low crime and low poverty rates.
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