Rumours are circulating that a sequel to 2010 Fallout spin-off Fallout: New Vegas could be on the cards at Microsoft.
Regular rumour monger Jeff Grubb spoke on the latest episode of his show Grubbsnax, as transcribed by Video Games Chronicle. Grubb claimed that talks on reviving the side-series had started since Xbox bought Fallout license holders Bethesda last year. It was a move that saw Bethesda now under the same roof as the studio that worked on the first game, Obsidian.
“This is very early,” he said. “But people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2‘. We’re talking years and years away. There’s at least an interest, and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality.”
So it seems we may be waiting for a while then. However, Grubb sounds optimistic about the prospects of a potential follow-up. “A lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work and there’s a lot of interest to make it happen.”
Arguably one of the best of the Fallout games since the series’ 2008 revival, New Vegas centred around a post apocalyptic West Coast of the US. While Fallout 3 and 4 would be based in Washington D.C. & Boston respectively, New Vegas took in California and Nevada. Developers Obsidian Entertainment were themselves acquired by Microsoft back in 2018.
As the rumour says though, it could be early days yet for a Fallout: New Vegas 2. Obsidian are currently working on ongoing projects Grounded and mysterious new RPG Avowed, which we haven’t heard much on for a while. Hopefully, we’ll hear more on that, as well as a potential Fallout New Vegas follow up, in the not-too-far future.