"Very early" talks about Fallout New Vegas 2 are reportedly underway at Microsoft according to Jeff Grubb -- and Obsidian may very well be the developer working on it.
Fallout: New Vegas is an iconic FPSRPG that is still beloved by many gamers today. Unsurprisingly, modders love the game too, most recently with projects to port the game to the Fallout 4 engine and massive original creations like Fallout: The Frontier.
Unfortunately, we never truly got the original vision of the game's creators. Obsidian Entertainment was on a very tight timetable and a fair amount of content ended up on the cutting room floor. (Note, for example, the lack of a major Legion zone in the region.) Now, it looks like this classic game might get a chance at redemption with a sequel.
What We Know About Fallout: New Vegas 2
The mere prospect of Fallout: New Vegas 2 is exciting enough, but let's rein in the hype just a tad -- right now, the reported discussions about making this game a reality are still "very early." That means it would likely be several years before we'd even get a first look at this game, and that's only if Microsoft decides to make it.
As VGC reports (via Reddit), the latest episode of Jeff Grubb's Grubbsnax podcast talked a bit about the possibility of a Fallout: New Vegas sequel. According to his sources, it's looking like a new game might be possible -- but we're also years away from anything happening.
"This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are 'Obsidian' and 'New Vegas 2'," Jeff Grubb said according to VGC's transcription.
"We’re talking years and years away," Grubb continued. "There’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality."
And... that's all we know for now. Microsoft seems to have at least a cursory interest in making Fallout: New Vegas 2 a reality. There's a long road (and a lot of potential hiccups) from talking about making a game and actually delivering a polished, professional product, though -- don't get your hopes up anytime soon.
For now, today's news is probably enough reason for longtime fans to boot up the game and go on a nostalgia trip. If you haven't yet played the original, you're missing out on a great FPSRPG; you can buy Fallout: New Vegas for PC via Steam starting at $9.99 or your regional equivalent. You should spend the extra ten bucks and spring for the Ultimate Edition, though -- it's worth it.