A sequel to Fallout New Vegas is in ‘very early talks’ at Microsoft, according to a journalist.
Speaking on his premium Giantbomb show Grubbsnax (paywalled, transcribed by VGC), VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb claimed that original developer Obsidian could create a sequel to the classic RPG, now that it’s under the same roof as license holder Bethesda.
“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’,” Grubb said.
“We’re talking years and years away. There’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality.”
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Grubb added: “A lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work and there’s a lot of interest to make it happen.”
A spin-off of the Fallout series, the game encompasses a region consisting of Arizona, California, and Nevada.
Back in 2013, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart claimed he was keen to create a sequel to the New Vegas and shared some of his ideas for a follow-up.
“Oh, we’d love to do Fallout: New Vegas 2. It would be awesome. If I think of going from Fallout 1 to Fallout 2, we tried to associate the two areas somewhat closely.
“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.”
The move saw Xbox Game Studios grow from 15 to 23 development teams with the addition of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios.