Now that Bethesda has been obtained in Microsoft’s most recent purchases, there have been mumblings of Fallout New Vegas 2 finally becoming a reality.
It’s been quite some time since we discussed the possibilities for a follow-up title to the prominent Fallout New Vegas. However, now it would appear creators under the Microsoft umbrella are ready to do the same!
As reported by VGC, Venturebeat’s own Jeff Grubb discussed the possibility of a new Obsidian crated Fallout now that they are under the same parent company of Microsoft.
Grubb is quoted as saying, ““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’.”
While Grubb would go on to explain this project wouldn’t be in the near future, there is at least interest in the idea of it. Interest has been heavily expressed in the past not only by the community but by Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart who views the opportunity like the original Fallout series, the games would be closely related in a relative proximity while still telling different stores.
While the answer to a New Vegas sequel is still largely up in the air, we are definitely closer than we’ve ever been to the reality of it. We anticipate more updates and news regarding the Fallout series under the new umbrella of Microsoft.
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!
As the release of Next Gen. consoles creep up on the horizon and the powerhouse that is Microsoft gears up on planning to release the first Fallout title under their new ownership, the question that plagues every fan of the series rears it head once gain. Where will be the location of the next Fallout game? We’ve poured over the data and compiled just a few locations we would love to explore in post-apocalyptic America.
The only way to start this list, the location that comes up every time there is whispers of new Fallout game. The sky is blue, the grass is green, and Fallout fans want to explore New Orleans. Obviously the strip would provide hours of entertainment alone with a sudo New Vegas feel, but the surrounding environments are peak for nuclear aftermath fun. The bayou biome provides perfect opportunity for all new irradiated creatures as well as wasteland favorites. Another location not to be overlooked is the home of The New Orleans Saints, The Superdome! Well, Unless you’re Hulk Hogan brother! We’ve seen the likes of Fenway Park transformed into Diamond City in Fallout 4, why not see how the legacy of american football has held up after total atomic annihilation.
If Fallout 76 has proven anything, its that Bethesda is not afraid to conquer an entire state. A statement made every year, this would truly be the largest Fallout of all time. The typical trend followed by every good title in the series is an area surrounded by rich historical opportunities for the player to explore. Enter The Alamo, the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the altered american history of the in game timeline, the opportunity for factions such as The Brotherhood or Enclave to play a huge presence or even the chance of a new Texas based faction to drive the man story. If that’s not enough for historical presence, we can combine Bethesda’s love of space and Sci Fi culture in the famous Huston International Space Station. With a map as big as this one the possibilities are endless! Just watch out for the Radscorpians and mutated armadillos.
We’ve all seen the imagery, June 3rd 2072: “U.S. to annex Canada!”. In the post war timeline the annex of Canada was front page news, in the post war present… not so much. Hardly mentioned in the series, the Fallout faithful are dying to know what is going on in the nuclear north. With the potential for new creatures, factions and government systems, Canada provides a new fresh environment with an open platform for new lore. Just imagine patrolling the wastes and bashing a few ghouls with your trusty hockey stick!
Pokemon has done it, Southpark has done it, it’s high time Fallout made the jump. Hawaii provides the unique environment nowhere else can. Being apart from the continental United States provides fresh environment and new opportunities for some serious tropical mutations. Exploring the lore of Hawaiian history a well as the secluded map would provide hours of captivating game play. Not to mention the possibility for offshore DLC like Point Lookout.
Back 2 Vegas
The most requested game in the community. More than a Fallout 5, more than 76 DLC, Fallout New Vegas 2 has been one of the most talked about possibilities for years now. A choice with multiple options, the sequel to the fan favorite game could pick up after the events of the first (assuming one of the ending choices is deemed to correct lore friendly ending) following a brand new protagonist living and surviving in the environment established by the player of the first title. However, a more realistic and lore friendly story to tell may be a prequel. The story of the journey behind the platinum chip, perhaps the true backstory of Benny or even the story of how Caesar rose to power. There are numerous routes to take when it comes down to it, unfortunately if anything should come from the New Vegas titles, more likely than not it would be a simple remaster. Hey, I’d still buy it.
What locations would you like to see the Fallout series take over in the near future? Leave it in the comment section below and be sure to check out some of our other Fallout related blogs here.