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

People really want Obsidian to make another Fallout.

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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. 

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Barighm

Does it have to be Fallout? Why not Elder Scrolls? Bethesda has outright stated they have no plans of going back to that franchise any time soon, but we just got a new Fallout. Why can't Obsidian fill that void with their own take on Elder Scrolls? It would be interesting to see.

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gamingdevil800

@Barighm: Doubt they would Fallout was just a franchise they bought but Elder Scrolls is like bethesdas baby. Would Rockstar let another studio make a Grand Theft Auto spin off?

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RedWave247

@gamingdevil800: They kind of did, with GTA Advance (for the Game Boy Advance). It was a GTA 1 port, but it was developed by Digital Eclipse, not Rockstar. Not sure if you'd count that, though. It's not really a spin-off or anything.

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Nabinator

We would love them to make another Fallout too. New Vegas was amazing. Once the bugs were worked out, still best Fallout to date in terms of content. Obsidian know how to make RPGs

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Subaru1980

@nabinator: They're good indeed. Obdsidian's Pillars of Eternity was really great, now released on consoles too.

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DemonsBlade238

@sellingthings: Fallout 4 was a mindless shooter compared to the rest of the franchise. Fallout 3 bastardized the lore and retconned material from Fallout 1 and 2 despite it making zero sense lore-wise.

Of the new games, I'd place New Vegas, 3 and then 4, however, you might find it difficult to play 3 after playing Fallout 4 because of the improved shooting mechanics.

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DemonsBlade238

@sellingthings: Not really. There's very, very little consequence of actions in Fallout 3 and it's a very linear story (more so than Fallout 4). If you're able to get over the shooting hurdle, then the game won't be an issue. It's pretty fun. Not an excellent Fallout game and it bastardized the lore, but it was definitely a fun game (my first Fallout game too).

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RestatBonfire

@sellingthings: play 3, it’s amazing. Especially the lore and vault stories you find in logs. Creepy stuff. Plus there’s a place in fallout3 in my heart forever cause it’s based in my area lol

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Smosh150

@sellingthings: New Vegas and 4 are the better ones when it comes to gameplay, New Vegas for the absolute freedom (You weren't some father or mother looking for their kid and that every dialogue option mentioned your kid, you were a blank slate. Essentially if you like role playing then this is for you), Fallout 3 imo is the best of the settings though (Many would disagree, but I loved D.C. and the surrounding area).

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altairdarius

@Smosh150: Fallout 3 rules over this other bullshits!

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Smosh150

@altairdarius: I'm not going as far to say that the other ones were bad (I thoroughly enjoyed NV and 4 [Damn the story of 4 to hell though, it isn't bad, but I can't friggin have my own character. I don't care a lick about Shawn after the first playthrough or that I was prewar]).

Anyway I liked 3 the best as well, liked the story as your character wasn't on about their dad every two seconds, loved the setting, loved the Brotherhood (Lyon's of course, not the Outcast [The real BoS]), loved being a true vault dweller, and the story was pretty good. In 3 you were close to being a blank slate at least.

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Smosh150

@sellingthings: You misunderstand, missions aren't the only thing that breaks immersion. Dialogue options are the real annoyance to me though, certain things I want to say pertain to Shawn or certain characters force you to talk about it in order to press the relationship with them (Such as talking with Piper). I mean there are certain options you can choose to avoid it, but it is pretty blatant and doesn't really fit for some RP playthroughs.

Thankfully there are some great modders out there who have helped improve upon it like with the Another Life mod.

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@nabinator: Couldn't agree more.

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godfather830

Please, yes. Alpha protocol 2 would be nice as well.

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barbarossa213

@godfather830: I agree, but SEGA owns the rights and they have stated that they have no interest in reviving the Alpha Protocol IP. It's actually a pretty sad story, because Obsidian was so close to owning the rights. I read about it in an old Game Informer magazine.

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gamingdevil800

@godfather830: Yeah there is a gap in the market for a spy rpg. The only competitors being Metal Gear which is practically dead, no sign of splinter cell and rockstars the agent is in limbo like the last guardian.

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mpl911

@gamingdevil800: We really need another Splinter Cell. They were great games. Bearing in mind how fantastic they looked then, imagine how it would look on a PS4 P or the XoneX....

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Smosh150

@mpl911: I hope they do as well. I'd prefer a bit more of a slower pace to it though and bring back some ditched elements from Chaos Theory and before (Kind of like how Double Agent brought in new elements yet retained much of what Chaos Theory brought with it), but I've enjoyed the series regardless. I really do hope they go with an engine like UE4 rather than UE2.5 with Blacklist as well (Which they did absolute wonders with, can't believe they achieved what they did with that engine.

As much as this sounds strange, I do hope they work on MP some more particularly coop (Chaos Theory did that right, having its own separate campaign that really rewarded teamwork) . Though that is my wish if it doesn't come at the expense of SP. I just really enjoyed playing the Spy vs Merc mode (Forget if that is the name) back in Double Agent a lot (Moreso than in Blacklist).