Fallout: New Vegas Dev "Would Love" To Make Another Fallout Game

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Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment would "certainly love to" make another game in Bethesda's acclaimed RPG series. New Vegas director Josh Sawyer said in a recent interview that he and other staffers at the studio would be jazzed about returning to the post-apocalyptic series after making the beloved New Vegas.

"I would certainly love to work on a Fallout game again," Sawyer told IGN. "I know there are tons of people at Obsidian who would love to work on a Fallout game again. If we were given the chance, we would certainly love to."

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Sawyer went on to say that he frequently gets asked about Obsidian making another Fallout game. He said he fields "more questions about Fallout than anything else." And there is good reason; New Vegas was well received.

GameSpot's review scored it a 7.5/10. Review Kevin VanOrd said at the time, "Fallout: New Vegas is periodically awesome and consistently compelling. If you've got the stomach for some technological lunacy, this is one gamble that will pay off."

New Vegas was released in 2010 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart previously talked about his potential plans for New Vegas 2.

"I think if we were to do Fallout: New Vegas 2--or just a new Fallout--we would probably separate it from what the internal team at Bethesda's doing," Urquhart said said in 2013. "We'd keep it on the West Coast, because we're West Coast people. They're East Coast, so it makes sense."

"And we need an interesting confined area. So I mean, it could be LA. Fallout LA," he added at the time. "That could be interesting. It'd probably be The Boneyard, which is from Fallout 1. It could be very different. It could be almost a Walking Dead meets Fallout-like thing because of all the radiation."

The latest Fallout game was Fallout 4, which came out in November 2015, and sold like crazy. A Game of the Year edition is coming next week. As for Obsidian, one of the studio's upcoming projects is Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire, which is due out in 2018.

Given how massively popular the Fallout series is, publisher Bethesda will surely announce more games in due time. But whether or not Obsidian will get the job to make a new entry could depend on a number of factors. 

Would you like to see Obsidian make a sequel to New Vegas? Let us know in the comments below!

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Itsemojeremiah

Yes I will love to see fallout nv2 if they could make another nv I would like to see dlcs and bundle edition and what sucked about new vegas is after the ending no more playing some of us would really but fallout nv and get good review for 2018 but if they did we should get a new vegas you can continue playing.

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ErikMalkavian

I would LOVE to see Obsidian Entertainment make another Fallout:New Vegas

Obsidian did a MASTERFUL job of creating Fallout:New Vegas and I am looking forward to Fallout:New Vegas 2

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Yams1980

Any new fallout i hope they can make a new game engine and remove loading screens from towns, vaults, caves and buildings completely.

Loved new vegas but the game was so terribly designed with some towns being nicely part of the open world, yet others were seperated by loading screens for some reason or another. This goes for any new Elder Scrolls game also, they need to make the world free of loading screens... there is no need of it in 2017 with PCs having crazy amounts of ram, they can preload everything in the background.

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Gallowhand

I would love to see Obsidian given another chance at a Fallout game, but only if they were given a proper amount of development time to really polish it and iron out all of the quirks.

I appreciated some of the new systems they introduced in New Vegas, like the companion wheel, decent companion quest lines, the interactions between factions, etc., but at the same time I found the New Vegas world less interesting to explore than either 3 or 4. Don't get me wrong, there were some standout locations that were really well done, including some of the Vaults, but there were also many, many locations that felt uninteresting, with no backstory to uncover and/or no interesting encounters. I also felt more constrained in terms of where I could go initially (with high level monsters blocking certain routes), which I found frustrating. Some of the side quests also felt like they were meant to be bigger than they actually were, and I could see the lost potential at times. The base game was a mixed bag for me.

To be honest, it pains me to say that I found the locations and questing in the DLCs more interesting and enjoyable to explore than the main game. So if Obsidian does get another crack at the whip, I'd love to see them build a really interesting world to explore, rather than the desert.

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electronic_eye

My personal fav. has always been and will prob. always be 3. It has also held the spot for my fav. game of all time since its initial release.

But NV is a close 2nd on that list. Put over 100 hrs. into 4 in the first month after launch, and overall enjoyed what I've played so far. But haven't touched it since only due to "backlog" issues. But so far, even though I like NV more overall, I'd actually give 4 a slightly higher score (9 vs. 8.5), only cuz I experienced fewer tech. issues with it.

I'd personally enjoy Obsidian doing another Fallout but only if they had more time to finish it than they had with NV. But yea, like some others here, I'd really prefer a diff. setting for the next game than what's been used in the past. So no CA or N.E. states; take it to the Badlands or Texas. The latter would esp. provide a huge playground and has enough harsh terrain that it would also fit the wasteland aesthetic nicely. Not that there isn't plenty of beauty in the Lone Star state as well 😉.

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Wraith3

YES DO IT! I'd love to see a continuing East Coast/West Coast back and forth. I just hope Bethesda would listen to them and the fans.

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GreasySpot

Wow... Steam says I have logged 432 hours on Fallout New Vegas.. and I only Unlocked 50/75 achievements - last one unlocked 2014.

Lots of funny interesting content.

Have to admin, I did take a detour through Searchlight on my way home from Las Vegas earlier this year.. reminiscing.

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dwbtd

They'd need to contract Chris Avelone in for some of the writing duties, in my opinion. Obsidian just isn't the same without him.

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pmanden

Any fallout game is welcome. I LOVE fallout games, so keep them coming.

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YohanDeEmercer

I'm ready.

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SirNormanislost

i saw kevin VanOrd gave it a 7.5 and wondered how

then all the memories of launch day new vegas came rushing back to me, god it was bad

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chopsbenedict

Well it looks from the comments like I may be in the minority here, buy New Vegas is one of my least favorite of them. I liked it more than 1&2 but those were very different for the same IP. Its the only one of the new era of them which at no point made me feel like I was in the place its set, Ive been in Boston and DC a lot, and Vegas a couple times, and it just felt like a boring environment in new vegas. The desert was generally uninteresting and Vegas itself in the game felt uninspired and hollow. I wouldn't give a sequel to Obsidian...but I do enjoy most of their games. I will say the storyline was solid, though super overdone and cliche in general.

Making this an East vs West competition is childish and foolish and wont lead to a positive outcome. Games should be set to make them enjoyable, compelling, and visually interesting, not to appease some hometown exhibition lust. Theres no good reason these locations cant be abroad either, the list of cities in this country is probably still 50 or so, so it wouldnt have to be immediately, but are we going to be playing Fallout: Cleveland in 15 years?

I always love seeing a new fallout on the horizon, but it will be a while still

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iamcheapinbed

@chopsbenedict: thing is Vegas used the original fall out Lore way more then 3 did and had other improved areas but I agree

While I still enjoyed New Vegas for me personally it was least enjoyable

I enjoyed it more then 1and 2though

The originals weren’t bad just wasn’t there to play em before the newest ittrersrions came

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inebriantia

Won't happen, Bethesda would be too afraid of getting shown up at this point. NV was my favorite overall world, with F3 having my favorite main story. I'd buy another Obsidian game.

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Mogan

@inebriantia: Bethesda would make money off a new Obsidian Fallout, and Fallout 3 and 4 both sold a zillion copies. Fallout 5, when they eventually make it, will probably also sell a zillion copies. Bethesda doesn't care if the hardcore Fallout fans like Obsidian's game(s) better if they're still making a ton of money and their in house games are still selling like crazy.

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Sam3231

I would welcome a new Fallout with open arms.

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AsmodeusAzarak

Heck yeah, New Vegas was actually the best of the lot in my opinion, but I enjoy all of them.

I'd think the Northwest would have more potential than LA, but I'd be game for whatever they came up with.

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Ohaidere

I'd preorder another Obsidian Fallout game, and I don't preorder anything.

Played this game. Played it again with non intrusive mods. Played it again with intrusive mods.

Game was fantastic every time.

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BDRTFM

That would be awesome. But thanks for telling us Fallout is not the game currently being teased about by Bethesda. Unless a different 3rd party is making it.

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PlaystationZone

Fallout new vegas was best fallout game back on PS3 and Xbox and dlc was better than fallout 4. Wish make new one or fallout new vegas or remasterd game.

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Mogan

I'd be jazzed too. New Vegas is still the best Fallout game yet, and maybe the best open world RPG.

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Gomtor

Yes please. F4 was good but boring.

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deakenblack

Please don't. Leave Fallout to the professionals.

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arc_salvo

@deakenblack:

I don't understand what you're saying. Obsidian is composed of many of the people who made the original Fallout 1 and 2. If anything, THEY are the professionals, and Bethesda are the "fanfic" guys.

Edit: Not to say that I didn't like Fallouts 3 and 4 and all their DLC. I really do like them and think that some of the stuff Bethesda added to the universe are as good or better than what Interplay/Black Isle and Obsidian did (like Protectrons: My favorite Bethesda thing) just that you can't really say that Obsidian's a bunch of amateurs. They're mostly the same guys who invented Fallout.

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Miroku_of_Nite1

Even if Obsidian was just in charge of the writing and mechanics I'd be all over it. Obsidian understands the lore and the idea behind Fallout given a lot of the studio heads/workers there worked on Fallout 1/2. But Bethesda is taking the series in their own direction so its up to them to point the series the way they want. But Bethesda seems to always miss the point of Fallout. The title Fallout isn't so much about radiation. Its about the fallout of ones actions on the world. Bethesda Fallout games are never really that reactive, and they tend to botch the endings by not showing you what happens to everyone/everything in the end that you meet/interact with.

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PlaystationZone

@Miroku_of_Nite1: there dlc was great

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PrpleTrtleBuBum

My body is not ready. The previous one was marvelously fantastically brilliant. Either the next one will be a total disaster flop, or it will steal life for months and years.

Make it when I'm 85. I might have time for it them.

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ello432

I doubt Obsidian will ever do another Fall Out. New Vegas was considered unsatisfactory by Bethesda and did not pay Obsidian their bonus for the game.

Obsidian has been burned every time they touch someone elses IP, loosing licenses, game cancellations and not getting payed. They should just stick to running FIG and crowdfunding their own IP's.

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Gallowhand

@ello432: My understanding is that Obsidian did not receive their bonus because the game scored an 84 on Metacritic instead of 85. So Bethesda used an arbitrary mathemagical nonsense number on a game site to determine whether the developer got a bonus. That just leaves me shaking my head in bewilderment. But you're right, Obsidian has had a tough time when handling other IPs. Personally I think they over-promise on what they can deliver and are given very short development cycles to come up with the goods. They need a harder negotiator on their team for longer development cycles to iron out the bugs and polish their games. If Zenimax told Bethesda Game Studios to push out a Fallout game in a year, I can imagine there would be a lot of 'nope' going around...yet that's the kind of deal Obsidian has to deal with.

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BigGamerDude

Jeez, am i the only one who liked Fallout 4, judging by the comments down there...

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arc_salvo

@biggamerdude: I like it and am back into playing it. The thing I most dislike about it is the Elder Scrolls / Skyrim-esque "Wander around picking up junk and crap everywhere" busywork, and think that you should be able to send settlers out to farm that for you so you can focus on the important stuff, and the same-y dungeon grinds with a few holotapes in them are boring too, but the main storyline is great.

The introduction sequence, the big beats of the campaign, the plot twist, the cinematic introduction of the Factions (particularly the Brotherhood of Steel) was all like playing through a blockbuster movie.

The introduction sequence in Fallout 4 was the best of any Fallout IMHO, and much better than the lackluster "Temple of Trials" tutorial in Fallout 2, which was my least favorite. The Automatron DLC is fun so far, and I haven't even touched Nuka World and Far Harbor yet, but they seem like they'll be fun based on what I've read.

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BigGamerDude

@biggamerdude: @Gallowhand@sellingthings@Sam3231@MJ12-Conspiracy@bdrtfm@Mogan@cyberpunk_2077@deakenblack By all these comments, I can really tell that fallout 4 was a loved game - but that it was flawed. I definitely would agree, it's just that I saw some serious hate and disrespect for the game in the comments.

Calling it now, this game will be loved like New Vegas was in a few years

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Gallowhand

@biggamerdude: You're not the only one. I loved Fallout 4, even with its flaws. However, I will say the main story was not my favourite. The faction quest lines were great, the exploration was great, a lot of the side quests were great, and for me, personally, I had a great time roleplaying in the game. I've played it (and all the DLCs) for well in excess of a thousand hours and never got bored once.

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Sam3231

@biggamerdude: Nah dude I friggin loved Fallout 4.

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MJ12-Conspiracy

@biggamerdude: Fallout 4 is okay but the story was forgettable and the many features merely worked but did not really add to the game that much....i mean the settlement building didn't go far enough, you couldn't literally break everything down that you saw and the resource usage of things was insane and even some of the weapon crafting was BS cus when you couldn't just reset a gun to factory without spending resources but you can with armor that's BS....but the bigger issue is how you can't assign the settlers to do all that much, why not assign hunting parties?? or salvage crews? scouting parties?? perimeter patrols? and with the Minutemen why not assign patrols?? like actually assign a team to certain areas like the Concord area [they'd patrol concord, sanctuary, red rocket, the theater drumlin diner etc] and what if you could assign 3 or so teams like that?? it'd cut down on the attacks plus there'd be more reinforcements to call on.....

what makes Fallout 4 bad is the quest design, if it's not main story the questing is boring, side stuff like Silver Shroud was very rare, by comparison Fallout 3, all the quests were interesting and involved more effort on the player's part, F4 was lazy as F.....

the mere fact you have to look really deep for depth is bad....it's an okay game but could have been so much better.....

when people compare Bethesda to Obsidian this is what they mean....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QPVxNqrHBc

Personally looking at the first Fallout games [i sucked at em and I played the first one when it came out but never got very far] the first 2 had character, I loved the dialog, can't realy say anything about tactics, the console BOS game was terrible and not canon but Fallout 3 was fun, new Vegas started as a major crunch [as in plagued with issues] but ended up being very good and Fallout 4 is just passable....so for a rating 1-10 in terms of importance 1 being most important

1 New Vegas

2 fallout 3

4 fallout 2

5 fallout 1

6 fallout 4

7 Tactics

8 fallout shelter

9 BOS

i think had I been able to beat the first 2 those would be higher...but I don't think ill of em, i just can't agree with others cus I haven't played em to completion and can't have a real opinion meh

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BDRTFM

@biggamerdude:I loved it. Most people hated the idea of a talking protagonist. I got over it about 10 seconds after I started the game.

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cyberpunk_2077

@biggamerdude: It was good but it's the could have been better factor that most wanted. I enjoyed it but feel FO3 & NV did a better job in terms of timing and hardware capabilities.

If that even makes sense.

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BigGamerDude

@cyberpunk_2077: Oh hi cyberpunk no mans sky edition

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Mogan

@biggamerdude: Nah, Fallout 4 was good. It just wasn't nearly as good as I thought it should have been. Bethesda pushed it one game too far without totally overhauling the tech behind their games, so Fallout 4 was weak and broken in all the same ways every Bethesda game since Morrowind has been weak and broken. Overall a good game, but after the success of Skyrim, and the incredible writing and design of New Vegas, Fallout 4 should have been a great game.

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deakenblack

@biggamerdude: No you're not. Fallout 5 was amazing. Maybe not as good as 3, but 100x better than New Vegas. New Vegas was hated when it came out, but in the age of lunatic hipsters, for some reason it's gained a cult following. 4 is one of the best games this gen though. Half these people are just putting on their internet face because it's cool to hate.

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Smosh150

@deakenblack: I wasn't a huge fan of the setting or the story of NV, but I did like the gameplay improvements and the freedom you had (Pretty much the roleplaying aspect of it). It is last for me just because of the setting though, if that were different it would be higher on my list.

3 is still my favorite of all, still provides fairly decent RPing and I adore the setting. 4 is great all around, but RPing in it really kills the immersion despite the features such as a talking character. I'd say some people are in that boat for hating 4, not everybody wants to hear about Shawn or be reminded that their character is a mother or father every second.

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Iamkalell

@biggamerdude: I also liked it and am still playing it (with mods). I can see the issues that other people had with it but for me they weren't as big of a deal. The voiced protagonists, backstory, skill system, and over use of randomly generated side quests are legitimate complaints, but there's still plenty to like about the game.

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@biggamerdude: Yes. It was a far cry from what it could/should/would have been if it wasn't made by Bethe$da.

Glad it's coming out for the 3rd time this year!

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AttackOfTheCat

Fallout 4 was lacking a little in identity whereas New Vegas had plenty of spirit and character so I love to see them get another go. However I would prefer it be less orange/brown game than FNV

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rikku45

I would love a sequel or a new fallout by them.

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yukushi

I loved fallout vegas, I remember my bad decisions led me to a point where I just kept dying, had to go back to a earlier save, maybe they could make a new vegas 2 or another state.

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RedWave247

I liked Fallout 3, but I REALLY liked New Vegas. Not really sure why. I did like the idea that you could play the entire game non-violently. It was tricky, of course, but it was possible. Heh, I failed to accomplish it, personally, but just the fact it was possible was pretty cool.