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.

Cameron Woolsey
Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Proud member of the Blue Team during the first console war, and has more Sonic paraphernalia than he cares to admit.

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