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Obsidian Entertainment’s Dream Pitch For Another Fallout: New Vegas

by Ron Duwell | February 12, 2013February 12, 2013 8:00 pm PST


Obsidian would love to make another Fallout: New Vegas game, and CEO Feargus Urquhart already has a pitch in mind for what he would like to do if given the chance.

In an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun, Urquhart recalls his days with the defunct Black Isle Studio and work on Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 for inspiration as to how he would pitch New Vegas 2.

“If I think of going from Fallout 1 to Fallout 2, we tried to associate the two areas somewhat closely. It wasn’t just ‘Oh, we’re gonna do this 2,000 miles from here.’ 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.”

The continental divide from Fallout series owner, Bethesda, plays a huge role in determining the game’s location as he considers them “East Coast” and Obsidian “West Coast,” meaning he would want to keep it more local.

“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.”

This isn’t the first pitch the passionate Urquhart has mentioned this week. Obsidian is currently working on a pitch to throw at Disney for a chance to jump back into the Star Wars universe and follow up on Knights of the Old Republic 2.

Again, it’s a nice gesture to see Obsidian aiming sky high at becoming a more respected name in the RPG market. This is just Urquhart’s dream pitch on a game he’d like to make. I can dig that, but someone might need to remind these guys they are currently sitting on $4 million of gamers’ money destined to be used for creating Project Eternity. I don’t know if throwing themselves back into established IPs is going to give gamers the right idea that their money is being given the highest priority.

Fallout 4 rumors are currently running around the Internet in droves, so be sure to separate the facts from fiction when keeping up. Nothing official has been announced by Bethesda or anyone.

But how about it? Would another round of Obsidian’s New Vegas be good for the series?

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...