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).
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) September 21, 2020
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:
— Lik Chan (@LikChan) September 21, 2020
Obsidian’s social media team waking up to thousands of “New Vegas 2” tweets like pic.twitter.com/QKiVNvZWLG
— so much drama in the L.D.C. (@cringus__dingus) September 21, 2020
Me: Microsoft buying Bethesda is yet another step towards a hypercorporate dystopia much like the one depicted in Fallout games
Also me: Oh my god what if Obsidian makes New Vegas 2
— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) September 21, 2020
Now that Xbox owns Bethesda, and they already own Obsidian…. Fallout New Vegas 2 when? pic.twitter.com/h5zzqqqMF9
— Mark Medina | IGN (@Mark_Medina) September 21, 2020
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.
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.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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