Rumors Of Possible New Fallout Game Spread: New Vegas 2? Van Buren?

Chris Avellone has hinted at Obsidian Entertainment creating a possible new Fallout game, years after the studio created Fallout: New Vegas.

A rumor has apparently started to circulate recently that is spreading hints of a possible new Fallout game that will be coming sometime in the future. Will we be seeing a New Vegas 2? Or will it be something entirely different, like the long-cancelled Fallout: Van Buren, which was supposed to be Black Isle’s Fallout 3?

The rumor about the possible new Fallout game comes from Chris Avellone, who is a big name in video game development as one of the main executives of Obsidian Entertainment, who are known for making a lot of good RPGs that withstand the test of time like Fallout: New Vegas, Baldur’s Gate, Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny, and Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords.

Apparently, Avellone hinted strongly on his Facebook page that something Fallout related would be coming in the near future, giving game fans hope that a new Fallout game would be coming from Obsidian sometime in the future. The last time they went into the Fallout universe, we got New Vegas, seen as one of the better Fallout games and even, by some, as better than Fallout 4.

Avellone changing his Facebook picture to a picture of a stick figure hugging Vault Boy, the mascot of the Fallout series, definitely means that the studio likely has something Fallout related in the works. And it has to be a new Fallout game because Fallout 4’s final DLC, Nuka World, came out months ago.

There are even some people guessing that the possible new Fallout game could be a remake of Fallout: Van Buren. Originally Black Isle’s version of Fallout 3, the game would take place in roughly the same area that New Vegas did, in the Mojave Desert around Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah. We don’t know exactly what it will be, but hopefully the new Fallout game Obsidian is making surpasses New Vegas in every way.

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