“A lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work.”
It’s been (sorry to do this to you) 12 years since the launch of Fallout: New Vegas, and fans have been desperately holding out for a sequel to the much-loved post-apocalyptic RPG ever since. And now, if a new report proves accurate, there may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon, with “very early” discussions said to be taking place between Microsoft and original developer Obsidian Entertainment.
That’s according to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb who, speaking in his latest Giantbomb show Grubbsnax (as transcribed by VGC), told viewers, “This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and these words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2′”.
According to Grubb, “A lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work and there’s a lot of interest to make it happen.” However, fans might want to rein in their excitement in a little. Grubb added that any such project would be “years and years away [but] there’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality.”
There is, of course, a very good reason why Fallout fans are hoping for Obsidian to the Fallout series, be that in a New Vegas sequel or otherwise. Not only did Fallout New Vegas earn itself a good old-fashioned Eurogamer 9/10 back in the day, it also earned a place on our Games of the Decade list too.
“New Vegas doesn’t give you an easy answer to solving all the Mojave’s problems,” Emma Kent wrote. “No outcome is perfect, and it’s more a matter of deciding your own priorities and what you’re personally willing to sacrifice. I gave up small-town freedom for big government – complete with taxes, corruption and inefficiency – all in the name of stability and order. New Vegas ends up telling you a little about yourself.”