Fallout: New Vegas stands alone as a full game, but was originally conceptualized as a huge extension of Fallout 3. In his Fallout retrospective video posted by Bethesda, Bethesda executive producer and Fallout 3 director Todd Howard explained how New Vegas was born. be able to
Fallout 3 came out and it was a really, really big hit for the company. [then] It was Fallout 4 and there was a push.. is there any company that could have done that for us? We knew the Obsidian people. [thought that] Only one group really wants to do this. It really started as a big expansion pack for Fallout 3, so I felt strongly that it should be its own game.
Fallout: New Vegas is one of the greatest open world games of all time, so Fallout fans are thrilled to see the project turned into a full game. Microsoft now owns New Vegas developer Obsidian, a potential follow-up. But last week, Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said that while the studio isn’t currently working on a Fallout game, he had “no doubts” that they would do so if given the chance.
Instead, Obsidian is preparing to release Pentiment, a 16th-century mystery game set in Bavaria. The game He will be released on Xbox and PC on November 15th. If you’re interested, check out our interview with Obsidian developer Josh Sawyer.