A new rumor is suggesting Fallout: New Vegas 2 is in very early talks at new parent company Microsoft, suggesting the beloved entry could finally get a sequel.
“This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and these words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2’,” VentureBeat writer Jeff Grubb said (via Giantbomb and VGC).
The regular-rumor monger then reiterated that Fallout: New Vegas 2 is in very early talks, if at all.
“We’re talking years and years away,” he said. “There’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality.”
Grubb added: “A lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work and there’s a lot of interest to make it happen.
Fans have been clamoring for a Fallout: New Vegas sequel for years, and when Microsoft acquired Obsidian Entertainment in 2018 their cries got louder – only to get even louder in 2020 when Microsoft hilariously also confirmed they’re buying Fallout IP holder Bethesda Softworks.
Now, fans say there is nothing holding back a Fallout: New Vegas sequel as Microsoft is basically acquiring every developer and IP in sight, but they’re not as aggressive as THQ Nordic it seems.
Bethesda chief Todd Howard previously said that another third-party Fallout game, like the Obsidian Entertainment-developed Fallout: New Vegas, was less likely considering Bethesda’s internal teams were heavily focused on the franchise.
“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.”
As with any rumor – take this with a grain of salt. We’ll keep you guys posted.