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News video games 31 May 2024, 04:22

author: Adrian Werner

Not Just Fallout 5. Bethesda Plans More Than One Game From Its Post-Apocalyptic Franchise

Already more than 20 million people have played Fallout 76. Much of this is due to the popularity of the series adaptation. Bethesda wants to follow suit and, as a result, Fallout 5 isn't the only game that is in the team's plans.

Source: Microsoft

The success of the Fallout show boosted the popularity of games from this series. One of the titles that benefited the most from this is Fallout 76 a few days ago, the number of people who played this game exceeded 20 million. On this occasion, the head of Bethesda studio, Todd Howard, gave an interesting interview to Variety.

  1. Last December, the number of players was 17 million, so the series not only encouraged veterans to return to Fallout 76 but also attracted many new users. After the TV series premiere, most games from the brand experienced a 400-600% surge in activity. Todd Howard is, of course, delighted with these results.
  2. However, the most intriguing aspect of the interview was the inquiry about the implications of the shows' success for the brand's future. Todd Howard stated that Bethesda is currently creating plans for the next games in this series. It's worth paying attention to the plural here because the studio head's statement suggests that not only Fallout 5 is planned. Of course, it's too early for the studio to reveal any specifics.

We have known about the plans for Fallout 5 for a long time. We will have to wait a while for this title, as Bethesda must first finish The Elder Scrolls VI. The lack of a new game leveraging the popularity of the series seems to be a big mistake, so it would be a good idea to develop some games that would be released before FO5.

The only question is whether Todd Howard's studio must develop such a title independently. Microsoft owns a number of teams, including Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment, which would be able to develop a new RPG game in the Fallout universe in cooperation with Bethesda. It could also be a title from a different genre, which would broaden the list of potential teams that Microsoft could assign to this task even more.

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Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.