Fallout: New Vegas 2 reportedly in 'early talks' at Microsoft

Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

What you need to know

  • Fallout: New Vegas, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks, launched in 2010.
  • Obsidian Entertainment and Bethesda were acquired by Microsoft in 2018 and 2021, respectively.
  • According to comments made by GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas is now in early discussions at Microsoft.

Fallout: New Vegas 2 is reportedly in early talks across Microsoft. Fallout: New Vegas launched in 2010 and unlike Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76, all of which were developed by Bethesda Game Studios, Fallout: New Vegas was developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

As stated by GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb on the paid show Grubbsnax (and as transcribed by VGC), early conversations are taking place around the possibility of Obsidian Entertainment developing a sequel to the 2010 game.

"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'," Grubb said, adding that "We're talking years and years away. There's at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality."

While Fallout: New Vegas did receive some criticism for glitches and bugs at launch, the writing was extremely well-received and the game has gone on to be considered something of a classic by many Fallout fans. Microsoft acquired Obsidian Entertainment back in 2018. In 2021, Microsoft finalized its acquisition of ZeniMax Media, bringing in Bethesda Softworks as an Xbox first-party publisher.

Bethesda Game Studios is currently working on the upcoming science-fiction role-playing game Starfield, which currently has a Nov. 11, 2022 release date. After that, the studio will be working on The Elder Scrolls 6. Meanwhile, Obsidian is juggling multiple projects, with the publicly announced Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2, as well as the final release of Grounded.

Microsoft began to further expand its gaming division in 2022, announcing its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard, a deal that is slated to close sometime before June 2023.

Samuel Tolbert
Freelance Writer

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