Bethesda’s Fallout 3 was an amazing, justifiably praised game that reinvigorated a languishing franchise and swallowed many, many hours of my life. While Obsidian’s sorta-sequel Fallout: New Vegas didn’t get quite as much buzz, it was still a damn good time, albeit buggy as hell. It’s inevitable that Fallout 4 is in Bethesda’s future at some point, but might Obsidian return to the post-apocalyptic wastes as well? If so, they’ve already got a few ideas as to how.
Speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart wasn’t shy about his excitement at the prospect of making another Fallout game. If he had his druthers, that next hypothetical installment might be heading back to the remnants of Los Angeles. Here’s Urquhart:
We need an interesting confined area. So I mean, it could be LA. Fallout LA. That could be interesting. It’d probably be The Boneyard, which is from Fallout 1. It could be very different. It could be almost a Walking Dead meets Fallout-like thing because of all the radiation.
There’s obviously nothing official about any future Fallout games at this point, but as excited as I am about Bethesda bringing on the next numbered installment in the series, I’d really like to see Obsidian serve up another game as well. While I think Fallout 3 is an overall superior game, much of the gameplay modifications in New Vegas definitely did improve over Fallout 3. Getting to explore an area of the Fallout universe where more of the infrastructure had survived also made for a different feel than hiking across the irradiated ruins of Washington D.C.
We’ll keep you posted when any official news comes down about the future of the Fallout franchise. In the meantime, here’s another non-stop rock block from Three Dog…