Hope you want Fallout 76, as a result of it is probably going to be the Fallout game, possibly the one Fallout game, for the subsequent decade. I an interview with IGN, Bethesda’s Todd Howard said that Fallout 5 will observe The Elder Scrolls 6, which remains to be in pre-production. It’s a good distance off, in different phrases—only a twinkle in Todd’s eye.
The RPGs Bethesda made its identify on are primarily developed by a single studio, which is why there are such giant gaps between releases. It’s a unique course of than Activision’s method to Call of Duty or how Ubisoft makes Assassin’s Creed. The gaps are solely getting longer as Bethesda’s video games get greater:
- Fallout 3 (2008)
- The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim (2011)
- Fallout 4 (2015)
- Fallout 76 (2018)* – co-developed by Bethesda Austin
- Starfield (2023)
- The Elder Scrolls 6 (???)
- Fallout 5 (??????)
Bethesda introduced The Elder Scrolls 6 in 2018, however cautioned it was nonetheless very far off. In the previous 4 years, TES6 has solely been known as in pre-production or the “design phase.”
“Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while,” Howard informed IGN right now. “We have some other projects that we look at from time to time as well.”
It’s arduous to think about The Elder Scrolls 6 arriving earlier than 2027 on the absolute earliest, which implies Fallout 5 is probably going a game for the early 2030s. If you are not so into the net side of Fallout 76 and bummed that you’re going to be a decade older as soon as a brand new Fallout rolls round, Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda could also be a saving grace. Microsoft now owns Fallout New Vegas developer Obsidian and inXile, two studios centered on making hardcore computer-first RPGs. It’s arduous to think about we cannot see one thing new with the Fallout identify on it properly earlier than Fallout 5.