July 20th, 2018

Bethesda doesn’t want fans to get their hopes up for another third-party Fallout game

Bethesda doesn’t want fans to get their hopes up for another third-party Fallout game

Fallout: New Vegas from Obsidian Entertainment was a generally beloved game for fans of the post-apocalyptic franchise. Despite being filled with more bugs than a Chinese cockroach farm, New Vegas struck a chord with gamers, offering them a chance to once more travel through radiated wastelands but in a brand new story. However, Todd Howard, director at Bethesda Game Studios, revealed the company has no further plans to allow another developer to make a new Fallout game any time soon.

Speaking to The Guardian, Howard said the thought of a third-party Fallout game isn’t completely out of the scope, but the likelihood of it happening again in the near future is slim. “I wouldn’t say never,” he said. “[But] now that our company is so big, it’s always better to keep stuff internal … it becomes less likely, but I could never say never. I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job.”

Obsidian may have broken a few hearts back in May when it dashed some fans’ hopes and dreams that the recently revealed Fallout 76 wouldn’t be spearheaded by the studio. They told the truth in a short but bittersweet post on Twitter:

Bethesda has grown exponentially in the past several years, allowing it to cover multiple projects at once. The studio is currently working on the multiplayer-focused Fallout 76. It’s also working on releasing Starfield, the studio’s first new intellectual property in more than two decades. After that, we should expect more on the long-awaited sixth installment of The Elder Scrolls franchise.

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  • Cam Woolsey

    Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Writing about video games since 2005, Cam has also worked with GameSpot, GamesRadar, and PlayBoy.

    • voolproof

      That’s quite depressing. I found New Vegas vastly superior to the base game with its factions and reactivity.

    • Jinx 01

      *another good

    • Evan Lazer

      while new vegas was fun having just recently went back and played through all of them fallout 3 and new vegas just feel empty now compared to 4 also the action in 4 is better not to mention obviously the graphics the only thing new vegas had due to it’s mechanics was a slightly better story but then again new vegas and fallout 3 doesn’t have the best dlc made for the series either nuka world basically if you go back and play all three in order from oldest to newest you’ll learn to love part 4 more than the rest so yes please more of fallout 4

      • Ossi Hurme

        Each to their own but I couldn’t stand Fallout 4. After 50 hours no meaningful quest had appeared to me while exploring. It was just go to a location kill and loot go back to clear your inventory rinse and repeat.

        • Evan Lazer

          50 hours is only one play through with one ending try another play through and go with the railroad or brother hood or whatever you didn’t choose before there is a lot of the game you haven’t experienced the replay value of fallout 4 is out standing hands down the most re playable game they have made

          • Ossi Hurme

            I didn’t even get anywhere with the main quest… Just clearing map locations with nothing interesting in them.

    • logat890

      rrrrraaw FU Bethesda!!!