The Fallout 4 changelist showed a “newvegas2” drop, which has fans getting excited about the popular RPG’s next-gen update. However, this update did not last long as it was removed a few days later.
Fallout 4 is generating excitement with the appearance of the New Vegas 2 update
Fallout 4 has seen a huge spike in fan interest over the past two years since its release in 2015. Not only has it dramatically improved the designs of the enemies you encounter such as ghouls and deathclaws, but the game in open world turned into a dystopian universe full of life. There are so many essential quests, characters, and lore that will keep players interested for several hours.
A few days ago, many “newvegas2” repositories were spotted on SteamDB. This meant that Bethesda was clearly working on something big for the next update. But from the time it was discovered until it was recently taken down, the developers have been silent on what these changes might mean for the franchise.
Now, there is speculation that the possibility of including mods in the game could be illuminated. Others say this popular repository was only added as a joke to get fans back. Or it could even signal a New Vegas 2 DLC in the works. Anyway, there isn’t much information besides a ton of encrypted channels and downloads. Community-created mods aren’t out of the question either, given that Bethesda has already done that with Skyrim’s Anniversary Edition.
The magic of Fallout: New Vegas
Before Fallout 4, we had Fallout: New Vegas, which was developed by Obsidian Entertainment. Many, including Fallout 1 and 2 fans, considered it a spiritual successor to the original games due to its well-written storylines, factions, and characters you’ll never forget. These were groups such as the highly ambitious New California Republic and the brutal Caesar’s Legion. New Vegas was brimming with charisma and soul that Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 seemed to lack.
It was even more impressive considering that Obsidian Entertainment was simply building on the foundation that Bethesda itself had placed for Fallout 3. They were able to write and build a world full of character in an extremely short amount of time.
With the brief appearance of the New Vegas 2 repository and Bethesda’s confirmation that the next-gen upgrade is due this year, we can’t help but be hopeful for what’s to come despite its removal. It should be noted that in February of this year, New Vegas developers Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky expressed interest in a remaster of the 2010 post-apocalyptic RPG. So whether or not they keep their lips sealed on any future, the game is yet to be confirmed.
In other Fallout news, the Amazon Studios-produced live-action TV show has finally wrapped filming. According to an Instagram post from actor Walton Goggins, he “concluded Fallout.” He also claims that a “great tsunami” is approaching fans of the post-apocalyptic game series. Other than that, not much information has been revealed. We know that the conclusion of filming is still a long way to a full release. A lot of effort goes into post-production, and this is especially true for a sci-fi show.
Hopefully, game studios Bethesda and Amazon are able to capture lightning in a bottle, just like other hit video games with minor screen adaptations. The recent monumental success of things like HBO’s The Last of Us and Netflix’s Arcane and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners should help keep them pumped up.
This beloved game series has also been around for over 25 years. The original Fallout game was released in 1997 to critical acclaim. Just a year later, the second entry in the series was released. It had some minor spinoffs in the form of Fallout Tactics and Brotherhood of Steel. It wasn’t until Bethesda secured the rights that the series gained mainstream acclaim. This was also met with some reluctance, as the game switched to real-time first/third-person shooter instead of isometric turn-based gameplay.
Bethesda is also very busy with its own projects. There’s already a confirmed Elder Scrolls 6, which will come sometime after Starfield, which releases on September 6. Starfield is certainly becoming a take on Skyrim in space, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are thousands of planets and over 100 systems to explore as confirmed by Todd Howard.
Looking even further over the horizon, we know that a Fallout 5 has been confirmed. As for when we can revisit the post-apocalyptic wasteland in this iteration, anyone’s guess at this point. Whether or not Bethesda is collaborating with Obsidian in development is another matter.
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