A sizable portion of Fallout fans has been dreaming for years of a sequel to the community-acclaimed New Vegas.
Over the years, numerous leaks have appeared on the web, suggesting that Fallout New Vegas 2 was in the pipeline. This was reported by among others, youtuber Tyler McVicker, formerly operating as Valve News Network.
After an extended period of silence, another clue has appeared on Steam, reawakening the enthusiasm of some New Vegas fans.
The source of the new rumors about the possible grand return of Fallout New Vegas are the changes the developers have made in Fallout 4's files on Steam.
Thanks to SteamDB (which acts as the platform's open database) it can be seen that a new so-called branch (directory) with data appeared in Fallout 4 game files, named "newvegas2."
Interestingly, the said branch was removed more than 24 hours later, sparking discussion among the fans.
Most players wary
The information about the newvegas2 files, although it raised the hopes of some fans, in the gaming community mostly ended up with a cautious approach and cold considerations.
Some Reddit users pointed out that the elements placed in the game's code probably refer to the upcoming next-gen update, as part of which to Fallout 4 will include items from the Creation Club, Bethesda's modder system.
"These are likely Club Creation related items for the new next gen update."
Other players indicate that files referencing the sequel to New Vegas are just fun placeholders for content heading to Fallout 4, which, not for the first time, effectively troll the community.
"It could be a placeholder or a code name for something else. For example, HD textures use the misleading name 'aquatic turtle'."
And we, too, recommend to approach the presented information with caution. However, you can never be sure of anything, as the example of CS2 shows, whose existence in the first place was discovered precisely in innocent game files.