Это из очень древнего выпуска GameInformer, и это был слух.
Вот из интервью с Джошем Сойером (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-5316-Interview--Josh-Sawyer-Talks-Fallout--New-Vegas.html):
The wastelands in Fallout 3 were a pain to travel sometimes, especially when you were travelling to a new place for the first time, can we expect anything to help us get there quicker? A penny farthing... or a skateboard for example? Maybe a jet-pack.. okay, no... but something else?
Nope. We believe that the initial journey is part of the fun of the game. If you could skip that, it would detract from exploration tremendously.