Diehard fans of Obsidian’s Fallout: New Vegas are once again clinging to hopes of a New Vegas 2 sequel – thanks to a possible leak by Bethesda themselves.
The news of New Vegas 2 finally happening came via a new update for Fallout 4 on PC, the latest title in the series. The update (spotted by SteamDB) was promptly removed, because users noticed it had lots of files with a curious “newvegas2” prefix.
Users were quick to point out the update is probably related to the recently announced next-gen ports for Fallout 4, which will come alongside a “next-gen” update for the PC version. Still, the prefix “newvegas2” has nothing to do with the world in Fallout 4.
At the time of writing neither Bethesda or Obsidian have commented on the update being pulled, leading to even more speculation. Obsidian’s latest game, Pentiment, is available now for Xbox consoles and Windows PC (via Steam and Microsoft).
Previously, another rumor pointed to Microsoft being in “early talks” to actually produce New Vegas 2. The talks are apparently very early and the game hasn’t even been greenlit yet, if the rumors are true.
Fans have been pining for a Fallout: New Vegas sequel for years. When Microsoft acquired Obsidian Entertainment in 2018 they figured a sequel was going to happen when Microsoft also acquired Fallout IP holder Bethesda Softworks.
While Bethesda chief Todd Howard said previously that another third-party Fallout game like New Vegas was less likely, he did later hint it could still happen.
“I wouldn’t say never,” Howard said 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.”