With Bethesda sounding like they may be hard at work with a potential Fallout 4, they’re not the only studio with a penchant for the apocalypse – developers Obsidian have gone on the record stating they’d love to continue their collaboration with Bethesda Softworks, and make a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas.
The company is currently busy working on South Park: The Stick of Truth and Project Eternity, but returning to the grimy, radroach-infested universe of Fallout may be on the cards for the future. Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has a keen interest in continuing their collaboration with Bethesda, and wasn’t afraid to say it:
“Oh, we’d love to do Fallout: New Vegas 2. It would be awesome. If I think of going from Fallout 1 to Fallout 2, we tried to associate the two areas somewhat closely. It wasn’t just ‘Oh, we’re gonna do this 2,000 miles from here.’ So 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. We’d keep it on the West Coast, because we’re West Coast people. They’re East Coast, so it makes sense.”
Bethesda’s own Todd Howard reportedly echoed this sentiment, an early indicator that both groups would be keen to continue their partnership. Having two studios each working on east and west coast areas would make it much easier for both developers, as they wouldn’t have to worry too much stepping on each other’s feet and producing canonical issues.
While it might be a little early for a direct return to New Vegas, Urquhart had some other ideas on his sleeve that might interest more west coasters – most specifically, a potential return to Los Angeles.
“And we need an interesting confined area. So I mean, it could be LA. Fallout LA. 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.”
Going along with this plan may just be the best idea, as New Vegas is already the most recent recent Fallout title, and fans enjoy exploring new landscapes and making brand new discoveries.
Most of the new-generation Fallout players may never have played the older titles developed by Interplay, but returning to locations like The Boneyard (the ruined remains of LA) would be a great nostalgia-trip for longtime fans. Los Angeles would present a prime location to bring in a lot of urban decay and decadence, whilst containing a lot of historical places to include.
Of course, nothing is official yet, but every game started as an idea like this one. And this one happens to be a good one fans can get behind.
What do you think, Ranters? Would you want Obsidian to make a new Fallout title?
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