It’s only been hours since Microsoft announced that it acquired ZeniMax Media – bringing Bethesda and Obsidian into the same corporate fold – and fans are already asking for them to collaborate on Fallout: New Vegas 2.

You might be wondering why that’s all of a sudden a possibility when the first New Vegas game came out almost a decade ago. It’s because Microsoft announced today that it had acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company to Bethesda Softworks. Fallout: New Vegas was a Fallout game published by Bethesda, but developed by Obsidian (itself purchased by Microsoft in 2018).

With both Bethesda and Obsidian now under the Xbox umbrella, fans are starting to feel the potential for a sequel to the beloved Fallout game and Obsidian seemingly has no problem teasing.

As you can see in the tweet above, when someone tagged Obsidian in a tweet today and asked if Fallout: New Vegas 2 is a “legit possibility now,” the studio responded with the playful shoulder shrug emoji. Of course, this doesn’t confirm anything other than Obsidian playfully acknowledging the idea of a collaboration.

But that simple tweet has already garnered upwards of 16,000 retweets, and fans are letting their imaginations run wild:

Only time will tell if anything comes of the company’s newfound connection – and it will likely be a very long time. Obsidian’s hands are quite full right now, considering they still have Outer Worlds DLC, backyard-survival sim Grounded and (extremely Bethesda-like) fantasy RPG Avowed in development.

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For more Fallout: New Vegas, read about the best Fallout stories we think should be told in Amazon’s new Fallout show and then read about why we think Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best games of the past decade. Be sure to check out our video explaining every IGN Fallout  review ever after that.

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Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes
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