Feargus Urquhart, the leader of the development team at Obsidian, says that the studio would love to be involved with a sequel for Fallout: New Vegas, although at the moment there are no clear plans for one to be moved to the production stage.
The chief executive officer tells Rock, Paper, Shotgun in a wide ranging interview that the company already has a number of plans for the game and would like to evolve the series in a similar manner to the move from Fallout 1 to 2.
The executive states, “So I think if we were to do Fallout: New Vegas 2 – or just a new Fallout – we would probably separate it from what the internal team at Bethesda’s doing. We’d keep it on the West Coast, because we’re West Coast people. They’re East Coast, so it makes sense.”
He adds, “And we need an interesting confined area. So I mean, it could be LA. Fallout LA. That could be interesting. It’d probably be The Boneyard, which is from Fallout 1. It could be very different. It could be almost a Walking Dead meets Fallout-like thing because of all the radiation.”
After the launch of Fallout: New Vegas and its associated downloadable content, neither Obsidian nor Bethesda has talked about future plans for the franchise.
Recently, the publisher has begun hiring developers that can work on next-generation consoles and speculation has immediately flared up that a Fallout title will be linked to the future hardware from Sony and Microsoft.
Fallout 3 changed the core mechanics of the series, adopting a first-person open-world approach, and Obsidian refined the ideas shown in its own New Vegas.
The studio is currently working on Project Eternity, a party-based classic role-playing game, which should be out in 2014.
It is also putting the finishing touches on its South Park title.