What could the main quest line for Fallout New Vegas 2 possibly be?
For seemingly over a decade now, fans of the Fallout series have been clamoring for a Fallout: New Vegas 2. The next chapter in one of the most commercially and publicly successful games in the franchise however leaves many wondering exactly what that might entail. We’ve broken down a few theories as to just how a Fallout New Vegas 2 might play out for the protagonist!
New Vegas Canon Ending
In order to progress into the future the past must first be distinctly defined. This is seemingly the biggest issue in continuing the side series. Fallout New Vegas is praised for its open ended and choice heavy main quest line. The player is given the option of which faction to side with, if any, which will directly impact the ending of the game. However, in order for there to be a next chapter in New Vegas one of these choices has to be defined as canon. It wouldn’t be the first time in the series a canon ending has been decided for us, however it may be the largest. Imagine playing through hours of one of your favorite games to take over the strip and overpower all of the factions seeking the same goal just to boot up the next game and find that The NCR was given control of New Vegas. Just how many players would be disappointed off the bat? With that said, a canon ending to NV would allow for the easiest main quest line opportunity. For example, Caesars Legion had taken control of the strip! Now the play must either work with The Legion to continue to conquer the rest of the Mohave or faction up to take the strip back.
My personal favorite, seemingly a more lore friendly choice would be a prequel. This main quest line could revolve around The Courier, before his 24 Karot run of bad luck, on his journey to revive the platinum chip, different factions and people of interest attempting to steal and swindle the chip from you, meeting familiar faces for the first time, and untimely ending up in a hole outside of Goodspings! Another option would be to set up the player with a faction allegiance right out the gate, have their quest lines follow the lord behind New Vegas and lead up to where they are before The Couriers involvement in the first game.
Fallout: New Reno
More the case of a spiritual successor, taking place right outside New Vegas, New Reno could potentially be set after or even during the events of the first game! Defiantly one option that leaves a lot of room for open ended choices and new experiences with an old twist, New Reno might be the closest thing to a sequel we could see.In an article regarding a DICE chat from RockPaperShotgun.com, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart was asked about the subject of a New Vegas sequel and explained if they were to do it, it would resemble Fallout 1 and Fallout 2, “If I think of going from Fallout 1 to Fallout 2, we tried to associate the two areas somewhat closely,” he explained to RPS. “It wasn’t just ‘Oh, we’re gonna do this 2,000 miles from here.” Not to mention, they’ve already got the perfect trailer song for Fallout: New Reno!
Fallout: New Orleans
To that same vain, should we see the resurgence of Obsidian produced side titles, why not keep on the path of city based games? Fallout New Orleans has been a game idea circulating around the community for a while now due to the intriguing Cajun culture and opportunity for new and exciting enemies! One of the most likely answers to a New Vegas successor, the option to have a multitude of new games in new atmospheres seems like a win win for the community and developers, now if Bethesda would just play nice! A game like Fallout New Orleans could see a game extremely similar to New Vegas where the main story is relatively opened ended, and while not necessarily too long, has depth in options! Talk about attack of the killer Shrimp.
Those are just a few of the options for the ever elusive Fallout Nee Vegas 2 story possibilities, let us know what you think the main quest line should be and check out more Fallout related content right here!
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