Microsoft just acquired Zenimax and its companies in a massive $7.5 billion deal. For Obsidian Entertainment, this makes Fallout New Vegas 2 sound even less of a likely deal.
Since Fallout 76 and the somewhat lackluster Fallout 4, the Fallout series has been stale as of late. The last entry in the series that had fans happy was Fallout New Vegas for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Because of its success, fans are looking for Fallout New Vegas 2.
Microsoft has recently bought Zenimax Inc. for $7.5 billion. Along with it are various companies and series that Microsoft now owns. However, Obsidian Entertainment is not a part of Zenimax, but Fallout is. What happens to the potential sequel now?
Original developers unsure of what’s next
Bethesda employed the help of Obsidian Entertainment when it made Fallout New Vegas, which was essentially a spin-off. Despite that, it is one of the most successful games in the series currently.
Fans took to Twitter to ask whether or not the sequel will finally happen. To which Obsidian replied rather vaguely. Fans are excited, but this shows that even the developers are unsure of what’s to come.
What is Fallout New Vegas?
Fallout New Vegas is a successful spin-off of Fallout 3 set in a post-nuclear war Las Vegas. Obsidian Entertainment made a pseudo-Fallout New Vegas 2 with the Outer Worlds. However, that is still not the New Vegas sequel that fans are looking for despite it being a great title.
The truth is that a lot of Bethesda’s games have a cloudy future ahead of them since the deal. What we know for now is that Microsoft will honor Zenimax’s current agreements and that future games will be exclusive on a case-by-case basis. For Obsidian Entertainment, there’s still a chance that Microsoft could call on to them to make a sequel.
Fans want a sequel to Fallout New Vegas as it was one of the better entries in the series. Aside from being a great story and balanced gameplay, the game had an incredible and immersive world. Most of these features were lacking in Fallout 4.
Fallout New Vegas 2 is yet to be announced – let alone confirmed. However, the success of the game is enough to make fans think that a follow-up is well deserved. However, with Microsoft’s acquisition of Zenimax, the chances of a follow-up have become more cloudy.
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