Fallout: New Vegas, one of the most beloved Fallout titles of all time, may finally be getting its long-deserved sequel, according to the latest rumors shared by VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb.
According to the insider’s sources, Microsoft has been in very early discussions with Obsidian Entertainment about developing Fallout: New Vegas 2. Obsidian is the studio that was responsible for the original 2010 game, as well as other classic RPGs such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Neverwinter Nights 2.
Microsoft acquired Obsidian in November 2018. Bethesda Game Studios, the developer behind the Fallout games, also joined Xbox Game Studios following Microsoft’s acquisition of parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in 2021.
“This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are Obsidian and New Vegas 2,” Grubb said. “We’re talking years and years away. There’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality.”
“A lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work and there’s a lot of interest to make it happen.”
Fallout New Vegas 2 is reportedly in ‘very early talks at Microsoft’ (VGC)
- Back in 2013, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart claimed he was keen to create a sequel to the New Vegas and shared some of his ideas for a follow-up.
- “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.”