Fallout 4 was the most popular game in the Fallout series since its launch. Whether that was because Obsidian (the original studio that created the Fallout franchise) were involved or not remains to be seen.
When Will Fallout 5 Be Released
Will there be a Fallout 5? Undoubtedly. With such a strong franchise, Bethesda won’t be walking away from it anytime soon. The only criticism that fans have voiced is that Bethesda seem to be dumbing down the games to appeal to a wider audience.
We don’t know the answer to the question of “When will Fallout 5 come out?” but we’re reasonably sure that it is happening!
While we’re eagerly awaiting the Fallout 5 trailer, it seems that it may be a while before anything official is released.
Fallout 4 designer Todd Howard, said that Bethesda were extremely busy on three different projects (but then went on to retract that statement), but even if Fallout 5 has been in pre-production since 2016, it’s unlikely that we’ll see anything official until a few months before its release, which we think will be at least 2019 – 20.
We’d guess that when Bethesda are ready to release, the trend (so far) is to release on to the Xbox platforms first, with the Fallout 5 PS4 and PC game released slightly later.
There seems to be no rationale for this, the markets are equally saturated and about level; no single console really dominates the market anymore.
- When Will Fallout 5 Be Released
- New Location and Game Rumors
- Possible Gameplay Features
- New Game Engine
New Location and Game Rumors
There have been strong rumors about the Fallout 5 location; probably started when rumors circulated that Bethesda trademarked the Fallout: New Orleans name. We’ve also heard that the Fallout 5 location could be anywhere on the East Coast, with New York City being a firm favorite.
Of course, there are hundreds of rumors circulating about Fallout 5 news, will Obsidian be involved, are Bethesda releasing a VR version of Fallout 4 or even will Fallout 5 drop the companion feature that so many fans have complained about.
One rumor that seems to have grounding is that Fallout 5 has been in pre-production since 2016; voice actor in the franchise Ryan Alosio, accidentally let it slip via social media that it was already in pre-production. However, a short time later, the post was removed and in what seems like a hasty attempt at covering it up, he later stated that he was ‘in character’ as Deacon; someone notorious for unreliable information. Seems like a load of hooha to us though.
Another such rumor (or perhaps wishful thinking) is that Bethesda will be creating an entirely new game engine to power Fallout 5. Lots of complaints about the visuals being flat, and details being undefined meant that despite Bethesda’s insistence that the Creation engine was more than up-to it, fell on deaf ears.
If Bethesda want to really take the game to the next level, they’ll need to build a game engine that is capable of powering such detail; Fallout 4 was praised for the huge amount of content and detail – players had the freedom to choose among a number of actions pertaining to a single mission, to build on that would be great, but the Creation engine needs a tune-up to handle it.
Possible Gameplay Features
So what can we expect from the new Fallout: New Orleans (or whatever the game may be called)?
We know that the Fallout 5 multiplayer experience will get an upgrade; as technology (and internet speeds) get better, it’s possible to really immerse yourself in the gameplay.
We also think that Fallout will concentrate more on the actual storyline, have better crafting options and meaner vehicles (woohoo).
New Fallout 5 Game Engine
Truthfully, no one outside of Bethesda or maybe Obsidian truly knows details regarding Fallout 5, all we can do is pull together rumor from good sources and hope for the best.
We know what the fans are looking for, and if we know, you can be sure that Bethesda know, question is… will they give the fans what they want?
To a certain extent, much of the stuff we want to see is common sense, but things like a new game engine is a significant (and we do mean significant!) investment. Of course, a new engine wouldn’t just be used for Fallout 5, so the investment would be spread over a number of projects, but even so.
What are you expecting or hoping to see in the new game? Do you know things that we don’t? Or something that would be of interest to the rest of the fans here? Why not leave a comment and let us know.