A reliable industry insider has shared his thoughts on Fallout New Vegas 2 and other Bethesda games.
During a Twitter exchange with his followers, Tyler McVicker, formally of Valve News Network, gave his thoughts on the release date of Fallout New Vegas 2 and other Bethesda games.
Many of these are in active development but some are not. McVicker mentioned Fallout 5, The Elder Scrolls 6, and Starfield alongside Fallout New Vegas.
The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield have been formally announced, despite Bethesda remaining infuriatingly tight-lipped about both. Fallout 5 is not confirmed, but it seems likely considering the popularity of the franchise.
But it’s McVicker’s mention of Fallout New Vegas, which has set tongues wagging. Fallout New Vegas was a stand-alone sequel to Fallout 3 developed by Obsidian, which moved the action to the Mojave.
The game’s style was ins stark contrast to its predecessors, and this new approach made the game a classic. Today, it’s arguably more popular than Fallout 3 and 4.
Fans have clamored for a sequel for years, but Bethesda isn’t known for their speed. And the company has offered no insight into any possible sequel, leading many to give up on the idea.
Interestingly, Fallout New Vegas was a re-working of several rejected ideas that were initially going to be in Fallout 3. So it was ironic that these ideas resulted in the game becoming so popular.
Fallout New Vegas 2 – What Do We Know?
This October, Fallout New Vegas will be eleven years old, and a sequel to Fallout 4 seems more likely. That was until Tyler McVicker started tweeting.
He said he expects Fallout New Vegas 2 to become real one day, but “in the latter half of this decade.” This would mean, presumably sometime after 2026.
But he thinks the game will come out before Fallout 5. Which he expects will arrive after 2030. Is this too long for the original New Vegas to even be relevant? Is it even relevant in 2021?
Then there’s the Microsoft buyout of Bethesda to consider. How will this impact development and release? Microsoft’s own agenda will need to be considered too.
Now McVicker has been right in the past, and many Fallout fans will want to believe – this includes us. But we’d always caution fans to take such statements with a pinch of salt.
The tweet was just an expression of opinion on McVicker’s behalf. But the implication behind it is he knows something more concrete.
Until he reveals what that is, or Bethesda officially confirms Fallout New Vegas 2, our return to an irradiated Mojave Wasteland will remain just a pipedream.
We very much hope we’re wrong! And if so, sooner than 2025, please Bethesda.
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