“This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2‘,” said Grubb on his show GrubbSnax.
Grubb reports that “a lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work and there’s a lot of interest to make it happen,” but he also notes that any potential game would be “years and years away.”
“There’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality.”
In 2013 Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said the studio would “love to do Fallout: New Vegas 2” and said it would be set on the West Coast because “we’re West Coast People”.
On what a potential sequel may involve, Urquhart said “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.”
Obsidian was acquired by the company back in 2018, while Microsoft only closed its Bethesda acquisition in 2021.
Despite launching over a decade ago, Fallout: New Vegas still boasts a vibrant modding scene and passionate fans. Last year, one particularly ambitious modder recreated the entirety of New Vegas in Fallout 4 – bringing the New Vegas Strip into a much more modern engine.
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