The Fallout games have had their ups and downs, and Obsidian Entertainment’s Fallout: New Vegas is one that fans of the franchise enjoy quite a bit. Unfortunately for the hopefuls out there, Obsidian Entertainment CEO Feargus Urquhart has confirmed that the studio is not working on a Fallout sequel, even though he expressed interest in making one before his retirement.
The clarification was made in an interview with the founder of the game studios, who also talked about the highs and lows of his professional career. Towards the end of the interview, Urquhart was asked to comment on a “hypothetical new fall from obsidian”. His response was as follows:
We’re not working on it right now, our plate is pretty full on it sworn, grounded and Outer worlds 2. I don’t know when we’ll start talking about new games, maybe towards the end of next year (the conversation took place before Christmas 2022 – note note). We just have to see what happens. That’s the best way to say it. There is nothing in the plans, nothing on the piece of paper that says that.
However, Urquhart ended the interview on a high note, stating that he is interested in working on another Fallout title before retiring.
I’d love to do another Fallout before I retire. I don’t know when that is, I don’t have a date for my retirement. It’s funny – you can say I’m already 52, or just 52. It’s one of those two, depending on the day. My hope is that it will, but we will have to wait and see.
Since Obsidian is currently busy with multiple titles, Urquhart reveals that the studio simply doesn’t have the capacity to work on a sequel right now. To put things into perspective, Fallout New Vegas was released back in 2010, and the last major game in the franchise, Fallout 76, is already four years old.
While we won’t be seeing a Fallout title from Obsidian anytime soon, at least it’s good to know that its CEO still thinks positively of the franchise.
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