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It was only last year when Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said he would “love to do another Fallout,” but it seems that dream will go unfulfilled. Replying to a tweet that asked if Obsidian might work on another Fallout, the Studio responded with an image of a magic 8-Ball showing the words “Very doubtful.”
In an interview with The Guardian earlier this year, Bethesda CEO Todd Howard said it was now better to keep game development in-house as the company had grown so much since New Vegas was outsourced in 2010. He did add, however, that Obsidian did a fabulous job, and that he could “never say never” to something similar happening again.
In addition to working on a new game that it teased last November, another factor that could potentially prevent Obsidian working on a new Fallout is its rumored buyout by Microsoft. Earlier this month, the deal was said to be 90 percent finished, and that “it’s a matter of when, not if” the Redmond firm will acquire the indie studio. Should the acquisition go ahead, it seems highly unlikely that Bethesda would hand over the development of a Fallout game to a Microsoft subsidiary.
Fallout fans can buy the latest entry in the series, Fallout 76, on October 23, though the online multiplayer title is a departure from the earlier games. For those after an excellent Obsidian RPG, check out Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, which is one of our Best PC Games of 2018.