Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart wants to make a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas. Of course he does. So do we. And so might...might...Bethesda. “Oh, we’d love to do Fallout: New Vegas 2,” Urquhart said in a recent interview. “It would be awesome.” Apparently he's already started brainstorming, and is in contact with Bethesda "all the time".
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“If I think of going from Fallout 1 to Fallout 2, we tried to associate the two areas somewhat closely,” he told RPS. “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.”
“And we need an interesting confined area. So I mean, it could be LA. Fallout LA. That could be interesting. It’d probably be The Boneyard, which is from Fallout 1. It could be very different. It could be almost a Walking Dead meets Fallout-like thing because of all the radiation.”
So what do Bethesda think? Well, as it turns out, making good games means that publishers tend to keep you in their phonebooks. However, the Obsidian head honcho reckons that the current period of "console transition" is proving problematic, and that some might be waiting for things to settle down a bit before committing to big projects.
“We talk to Bethesda all the time,” Urquhart continued. “And I think the challenge here doesn’t just apply to Bethesda specifically, but to a lot of publishers in general. But basically, what does all the [current] console crap mean? The challenge in this period of time has been, you have this console transition, and it’s strange that they’re still not announced. But that always creates a disruption in the industry. And now you mix in [the emergence of] mobile and F2P stuff, and it’s left a lot of people reeling.”
“So that’s a lot of the conversation we’ve had with publishers. ‘OK, how do we get back to normal – whatever normal is going to be.’ That’s just the process right now.”
According to RPS' Nathan Grayson, Betheda are on the same page as Obsidian for this one. Todd Howard's two cents "basically amounted to a reiteration of Urquhart’s sentiment. Nothing’s set in stone, but New Vegas was great, and having another go at it certainly makes an awful lot of sense."
Come on Microsoft and Sony. Sort your next-gen shit out so we can get stuff like this moving. Please!! Check out our Fallout: New Vegas review here.