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News video games 12 April 2024, 04:19

author: Adrian Werner

Is Fallout New Vegas Canon? FO4 Dev Confirmed Chronology of Games and Amazon’s Series

One of the lead developers of Fallout 3 and 4 confirmed that New Vegas is still part of the series' canon, despite the doubts raised after the release of Amazon's series.

Source: Microsoft

The premiere of the Fallout series has sparked greater interest in games from this brand. As a result, Emil Pagliarulo from the Bethesda studio, who was, among others, lead designer of FO3 and FO4, definitively confirmed the role of Fallout: New Vegas in the canon of the series.

  1. Pagliarulo categorically stated that New Vegas is part of the Fallout canon and there is no question of removing this title from the official history of the brand.
  2. There have always been some doubts about this issue, because New Vegas was developed by Obsidian Entertainment studio. However, debates on this issue have erupted specifically due to the show, which, according to Todd Howard, is situated within the same canon as the games, rather than an alternative version of the game universe like the Halo series. The CEO of Bethesda studio stated that the next installments of the series will stay true to the events from the television adaptation.
  3. The problem is that the Fallout TV series contradicts the storyline of New Vegas in several places. We don't want to spoil the story of both these productions here, so don't worry about that.
  4. Some fans thought that the inaccuracies were due to alleged malice from Bethesda employees who want to remove New Vegas from the series' canon because many brand fans see Obsidian's game as far superior to Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. However, Emil Pagliarulo's words contradict this.

Pagliarulo knows what he is talking about, as he is currently in charge of the series canon at Bethesda. He admits that it's not always possible to avoid plot errors, but he and his team strive to reduce them as much as possible and take each such misstep seriously.

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Chronology of the series. Photo:

So the question is how Bethesda will approach these differences in the fifth Fallout. This might not be an issue at all, because the brand's world is so extensive that significant elements may not appear in the game. On the other hand, considering the series as part of the canon would make it much more difficult to develop New Vegas 2. However, if Obsidian studio ever has the opportunity to create a new game within this franchise, it doesn't have to choose a direct continuation of its previous story from this world.

Let's remind that Fallout: New Vegas was released in 2010. The game has received 93% positive reviews on Steam, the highest result among all three-dimensional versions of the brand, reflecting the sentiment of the franchise's fans.

  1. Fallout: New Vegas - game review

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.


Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas