Obsidian and Bethesda, the two companies that collaborated on Fallout: New Vegas, have now teamed up under the umbrella of Microsoft, prompting countless requests for New Vegas 2. Just as impatient.
Speaking to Kinda Funny Games (as reported by ComicBook), Josh Sawyer said, “I love Fallout, I love the setting, I could work on it again, but, you know, we’ll see where the future takes me.”
In addition, Sawyer has ideas about where he would shoot another Fallout: “California or the Midwest would be very interesting. Obviously I have to be passionate about it as a director, but also what the team is really excited about and what works within the larger idea of IP.”
Sawyer is still with Obsidian. He directed the recently released Pentiment, as well as Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2. And that was the reason for his appearance at Kinda Funny Games – talking about the success of Pentiment, but Fallout: New Vegas had to appear.
Earlier this year, there were even reports that the sequel was in early talks with Xbox, given that Microsoft now owns both companies. Considering how far Fallout 5 is from Starfield as well as The Elder Scrolls 6 will be released first, New Vegas 2 is the perfect way to avoid such a long gap.
However, Obsidian already has a couple of games in the works: it’s the first-person fantasy RPG Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2, its own Fallout-style sci-fi that pokes fun at intergalactic capitalists by seeing you jump from planet to planet and spin their conspiracies.
But Sawyer has ambitious ideas about where Fallout could go, saying there are plenty of opportunities outside of the United States. Modders have been hard at work exploring these possibilities in London, a project so massive that Bethesda has begun hiring some developers. So it’s possible that Obsidian will return in Fallout, and while it may not be exactly New Vegas 2, ideas are already brewing.
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