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Fallout New Vegas Developer Shared Pitches Were Casted For The Elder Scrolls, But All Were Rejected

Posted on December 21, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Upon the mainline Bethesda Game Studios lineage IPs, the firm now has three major franchises that it can bounce between. The most recent, of course, is Starfield which launched back in September this year. The Elder Scrolls VI is underway for sometime in the coming years. And beyond that, Fallout 5 is to follow that later on – whenever that is exactly. So for fans hungry for more, spin-offs are an easier answer amid these major projects from Bethesda.

Previously, there were reports that thanks to Bethesda & Obsidian Entertainment both under Xbox now, that conversations of a follow-up to Fallout: New Vegas is coming to life. And while not addressing the claims, Obsidian studio head Feargus Urquhart express to be surprised if the team doesn’t return for the hypothetical sequel. Game director Josh Sawyer also elaborated on new settings for this sequel if it were to manifest.

And while Fallout: New Vegas did prove to be a proper entry that many fans believe to be the definitive installment upon the franchise, effort for a similar spin-off for The Elder Scrolls never happened. According to co-founder Chris Avellone, Obsidian Entertainment did pitch spin-offs for the fantasy RPG which were all rejected. Twitter user @nostalgia_haze rekindled this with a screenshot of Avellone’s post confirming as such.

After 80 Level reported on the story, Avellone responded with another post sharing that a ‘New Vegas’ for The Elder Scrolls was pitched and casted aside. “This is true. One of the Elder Scrolls proposals (which I pitched) was intended to serve the same function as FNV did between F3 and F4, to provide more adventures in the setting during the years before the next Bethesda release.”

Although Bethesda appears not to eager to explore spin-offs for its games, the developer is certainly in favor of user-created content. Recently, a new update launched for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which integrates a new ‘Creators’ mode platform for users to upload and even charge for their own mods. You can read the full report by heading here.

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