althougIf you’ve come across an article trending on social media claiming that a new Fallout New Vegas 2 is in the works at Obsidian, we’re sorry to say that you have been misinformed. No, there is no sequel to the popular post-apocalyptic franchise under development at the studio right now and Obsidian itself confirmed this.
News that of a Fallout 5 hyped players after gaming website Fraghero published an article claiming Obsidian is now developing the next installment to be launched on E3 2017. The article made it to Reddit’s popular r/games subreddit and on Facebook’s algorithmic-based trending feed. Speculations intensified when it teased a promotional image of some kind in a tweet.
“I used to dream that when my god came back, he would forgive us. That’s the trouble with dreams. Sooner or later, we all have to wake up,” the image reads. The problem, though, is that it wasn’t for the rumored Fallout installment, but rather for the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire which is currently being crowdfunded. It turns out the claims were fake news too.
Fallout 5 Release
Obsidian has put the rumors of a new Fallout title to rest recently.
“We’ve said plenty of times that we’d love to work on a Fallout again if Bethesda wanted us to, we just aren’t at this time,” Obsidian PR manager Mikey Dowling confirmed via email previously. “Right now we’re very focused on the Fig campaign to make our first ever sequel in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Whenever a new Fallout comes around though, whoever is doing it, we all look forward to playing it!”
This suggests there won’t be a New Vegas 2 or New Orleans, or whatever title for that matter, coming from Obsidian and Bethesda on E3 2017. Besides, Fallout 4 was only released in November 2015, although Fallout 3 and 4 releases only had a 2-year gap as well.
Bethesda E3 2017 Lineup
Instead, publisher Bethesda might show off 2 new games which are what the company’s E3 invites seem to tease. With Prey and Dishonored out, it could be the Wolfenstein: The Old Blood which the studio hinted in last year’s conference intro. Or, if we’re lucky, it could be two of the following major games:
- Doom VR
- Fallout 4 VR
- Quake Champions
Whichever it is, its E3 presentation is confirmed to be on Sunday, June 11, starting at 7 p.m. PT. That means it will be live at 10 p.m. ET and 3 a.m. UK time.
— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) February 16, 2017
We’ll be sure to keep you updated here at The Bitbag as soon as we learn more about Bethesda’s E3 2017 schedule and Fallout 5 development. Stay tuned!