Rumors are currently making the rounds saying that Microsoft intends to purchase Obsidian Entertainment as one of its first party studios. While neither Microsoft nor Obsidian has corroborated these claims, many feel inclined to believe there’s some truth to it. Therefore, curiosities about the developer potentially returning to Fallout have once more bubbled to the top. According to Obsidian, these hopes and dreams should be put to rest. A Fallout: New Vegas sequel is unlikely.
In response to a fan question on Twitter, Obsidian deemed the likelihood of Fallout: New Vegas 2 “very doubtful.”
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) October 16, 2018
If you’ve been following the discussion surrounding potential Fallout spinoffs, this news was expected. Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard recently said BGS’ growth means hiring external developers to work on their IP is becoming “less likely.”
In his statement on the matter, Howard even name dropped Obsidian and its acclaimed Fallout: New Vegas title. “I wouldn’t say never,” he revealed at the time. “[But] now that our company is so big, it’s always better to keep stuff internal… it becomes less likely, but I could never say never. I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job.”
Recently, Obsidian made the news when talks of a remastered edition of Alpha Protocol surfaced. Through a mere quote tweet, it appeared the studio harbored some interest in the possibility. No word has come from the brief tease since then. Yet, if Obsidian can’t make waves with Fallout, perhaps another one of their gems from last generation consoles will see the light of day once more.
Obsidian Says Fallout New Vegas 2 Is 'Very Doubtful'
[Source: Obsidian’s Twitter]