Bethesda Is ‘Less Likely’ to Let Another Studio Work on ‘Fallout’ Again

Bethesda Would Rather Keep Things ‘Internal’

For fans of 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas, Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard has some bad news: the developer is currently “less likely” to let another studio make a new Fallout game again.


“I wouldn’t say never,” Howard told The Guardian recently, when the topic came up. “[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.”

New Vegas was widely lauded for its RPG mechanics, its writing and its characters but was frequently criticized for how buggy it was (especially at launch) and for its lacking exploration.

If the chances of Obsidian Entertainment making a new Fallout game seemed low before then these recent comments from Howard make this seem even more unlikely to happen.

Other news: Last month at E3, Bethesda executive Pete Hines spoke at length about how in-depth the roleplaying is in Fallout 76. Apparently, players can roleplay as an in-game traveling vendor if they want to.

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