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Obsidian Founder Says He Would 'Love To Make A New Fallout Game'

Feargus Urquhart : "At some point we'll start looking into what those next games are going to be, and I would be surprised if Fallout is not on that list".

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-Foxtrot591d ago

I think Microsoft should let them

With Bethesda having their hands full with Elder Scrolls and now new games like Starfield it's going to be years before we get a new Fallout game so why not let Obsidian do the Fallout games until Bethesda is ready to do the main numbered ones.

For having a rushed development and strained budget Obsidian made one of the best newer Fallout games, if they were given more money, support and a longer development cycle I'm sure they could do something fantastic.

I'd personally use Obsidian Fallout games to experiment with the franchise, venture out of America and do other locations like the UK or Canada. New locations mean different companies, their own versions of Nuka Cola or Vault Tec, different mascots, different versions of robots or their own Super Mutants and even different versions of Lock picking / hacking since they would be using different systems.

RaidenBlack590d ago

Obsidian's got their hands full as well with the upcoming Avowed (as large as Skyrim) and Outer Worlds II (which will be a much larger project since M$ money) after that. Plus they got smaller projects in pipeline as well like Pentiment. As well as supporting Grounded.
So .. I doubt they can take on a large project like a new Fallout project now (i.e. in near future).
Plus, Obsidian will have to use an existing Fallout build to create their Fallout game (like how they used Fallout 3 to create New Vegas). The latest Fallout build is of 76 which is wayy too old to create a new game upon.
They'll have to rely on Bethesda to deliver a newer Fallout build, which I doubt will happen anytime soon and I doubt the Starfield build will work (that'll involve a lot of conversion work at Obsidian's side + new game dev time).
Obsidian can't start from scratch using Creation Engine as well. Creation Engine kit is too finicky, complex and scripting nightmare. Obsidian will have to dedicate a huge amount of time and resource then which they wont.
Hence Urquhart says in the article, "If we were to do Fallout, it has to tie in with what Bethesda is doing with Fallout and a lot of other things".
And UE Fallout won't work as well, Outer Worlds is the example. If tried, UE Fallout will be like any other open world RPG but won't be a Bethesda level interactivity experience in normal 3-4 years dev time. It is possible but then huge amount of time and resources need to be dedicated to replicate the Creation Engine's scripting n interactivity in a UE build and that might take several years.
So in conclusion, New Vegas 2 only after Fallout 5, unless some other genre spin-off Fallout is planned before that.

VenomUK590d ago

What with Starfield's release in 2023, then a year of DLC, then development of Elder Scrolls VI, Todd Howard won't be available to start work on Fallout 5 until the latter end of the decade for a release coming at the earliest in the 2030s (😲!). So if MS/Bethesda can put together a team to build a Fallout game that comes outs before then, then it obviously keeps the fans happy and won't detract from whatever innovative developments Howard has in mind for what may be his last Fallout.

shinoff2183590d ago

Id take a new fallout from obsidian over any game you just mentioned

-Foxtrot590d ago

The Outer Worlds is alright but it's got nothing on Fallout

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shinoff2183590d ago

Im all for it. Make me buy the xbox x sooner then i thought i would. I love the fallout series. Bethsada never let them make another one probably cause they showed them up. New vegas was way better then 3

badz149590d ago (Edited 590d ago )

wouldn't it be more sensible to just build a PC?

ED-E590d ago

Would love a official Fallout: New Vegas remaster/remake, where they finish the content/ideas they had to cut due the tight time/budget contrains back in the day.

chicken_in_the_corn590d ago

I would prefer he didn't after how bad New Vegas was.


Avowed Moved to Unreal Engine 5.3

With Support from The Coalition

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ThinkThink1d 4h ago

That's great news. Hopefully the Coalition can smooth some of those edges from the last Avowed reveal.

phoenixwing1d 2h ago (Edited 1d 1h ago )

Well I'm annoyed. Especially at all the ppl who said the graphics sucked. It's your fault they probably shifted the game to unreal so it could look more fancy for you. I was ok with it and hoping to actually play it sometime soon. Now it's like 99% chance it's delayed.
Edit: effing graphics whores

Obscure_Observer17h ago

"Well I'm annoyed. Especially at all the ppl who said the graphics sucked. It's your fault they probably shifted the game to unreal so it could look more fancy for you."

What the hell are you talking about dude? Avowed was already in development using the UE5. The Coalition is just helping Obsidian in the transition to its latest version (5.3)

MrBaskerville16h ago(Edited 16h ago)

Probably not even that big of a difference. Coalition might only have helped because they got a deadline to meet.

Unreal isn't nearly as bad as Unity when you update a project. Though it obviously depends on the project. But unity generally gets an aneyurism if you threaten to update, where Ue is usually less stingy.

Reaper22_16h ago

In excited for Avowed and Gears 6.

Fishy Fingers17h ago

It already was Unreal 5, its just moving to the latest build.

CantThinkOfAUsername8h ago

Latest build is 5.4 and it's better than previous iterations, particularly in animation and performance.

Lightning771d 1h ago

Apparently the latest build looks way better graphically. This rumor from Jez Cordin (who's credible) pretty much confirms it.

Interested in seeing more on Avowed in a few weeks.

Notellin16h ago

UE 5.3 has been out since September of last year. I can't believe this is news or that anyone is hyping this up.

MrNinosan16h ago

As Hellblade failed to set the world on fire, just like Halo Infinite and Starfield before it, it's time to look forward to the next Game of the Decade candidate.
Of course it needs to be hyped up ahead of time 😏

Notellin9h ago

I didn't mean the game itself. I can't believe there is a news article about an Unreal Engine update that launched a year ago.

Reading comprehension is tough for fanboys on N4G.

got_dam44m ago(Edited 36m ago)

@MrNinosan I just want to see what Obsidian can do with a real budget and development time. They have a made a some memorable games with massive time constraints an lackluster funding.

truthBombs16h ago

I liked the games unique artstyle when It was revealed. I hope they're not making the migration based on criticism. It's only a rumor anyways

MrBaskerville16h ago

I imagine the art style will stay the same. But there'll probably be some visual upgrades here and there.

anast15h ago

This was the only game I was jealous of, but It's a wait and see game now. Plus, I can wait until they release it on PSN.

Miraak82 14h ago

Right!!! Obsidian is like only XB GS that I wanna play there games . Pillars of Eternity is one of my fav game franchises and I'd love to step back into the world of Eora . Their world building and rpg systems are one of the best , I hope XB higher ups don't get in the way of them. If they released it on ps I would definitely buy it day 1

anast11h ago

I bought both Pillars for PC and Console. Good games.