The director of Fallout New Vegas would be open to working on the series again
Josh Sawyer says California or the Midwest could be interesting settings for a new series entry
Fallout New Vegas director Josh Sawyer has said he could see himself working on the series again in the future.
During an interview with Kinda Funny Games, Obsidian’s design director was asked about his experience making 2010’s Fallout spin-off New Vegas and whether he might one day return to the series.
He described New Vegas as “a crazy development because it was only 18 months” but one that was “super fulfilling and super fantastic”.
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“I love Fallout, I love the setting, I could see myself working in it again, but you know, we’ll see where the future takes me.”
Sawyer was also asked what his dream setting for a new series entry might be.
“I’m not really sure,” he responded. “I haven’t thought about it in quite a while because again, it kind of came into my life and then floated away. In the past, I’ve said you know people have talked about New Orleans. I do think California or the Midwest would also be very interesting.
“I’m a big believer in finding things that, obviously I have to be passionate about it as a director, but also that the team is really excited about, and also that works within the larger idea of the property.”
Sawyer went on to contrast directing games based on major IPs with the likes of Pentiment, the 16th-century narrative adventure released this week, which was developed by a small team at Obsidian.
“Working on something like Pentiment, which is just its own thing in the middle of nowhere, I can kind of make decisions more or less however I want, but when it’s part of a larger IP and franchise it has to kind of work within a larger vision of ‘what is Fallout?’ and I don’t get to decide everything about that, it’s not my thing,” he said.
“So yeah, I think there’s a lot of cool places in the US. A lot of people have also talked about what about Fallout in other parts of the world, I think those are interesting as well. I don’t know, I think there’s lots of cool opportunities. It really depends on what the moment is and what the team looks like.”
Microsoft acquired Obsidian in 2018 before buying Fallout owner Bethesda in 2021.
Earlier this year, it was claimed that very early talks had been held about a potential Fallout New Vegas sequel, with Microsoft reportedly expressing a lot of interest in making it happen.
Obsidian is currently known to be working on The Outer Worlds 2 and Avowed, a fantasy RPG set in the Pillars of Eternity universe.