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Fallout New Vegas Director Explores Ideas For California/Midwest Or Even New Orleans As A Possible Setting If A Follow-Up Happens, Interview Reveals

Posted on November 22, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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On the idea of entertaining what could come after Fallout: New Vegas was always a fever dream for excited fans as the universe carried on by Obsidian Entertainment after Fallout 3 was believed by many to be the pinnacle of the franchise. But with the acquisitions of both Obsidian & Bethesda, it was believed there could be a chance to see the sequel many cried out for. However, it was unsure when that idea was still fresh at the time.

Despite uncertainty then, GameBeat’s Jeff Grubb indicated early discussions for a second title from Obsidian Entertainment was underway over at Xbox Game Studios back in February. Even more, studio head Feargus Urquhart explained his surprise if Obsidian Entertainment was not tackling another Fallout project come the next few years under its new shared home with Bethesda.

According to a new interview with Kinda Funny Games, Fallout: New Vegas game director Josh Sawyer explained his interest to explore more of California, the Midwest, or potentially even New Orleans in the setting of this hypothetical game. You can view the segment of the interview in the video below:

“Y’know, I’m not really sure. I have not thought about it in quite a while, because again, it came into my life and floated away. Y’know in the past I’ve said New Orleans; I do think California or the Midwest would be very interesting. I’m a big believer in finding things that- obviously I have to be passionate about it as a director, but also that the team is really excited about and also that works around the larger idea of the property

“[continues] because again, y’know, working on something like Pentiment which is its own thing in the middle of nowhere, I can kind of make decisions more or less however I want. But when its part of a larger IP or franchise, it kind of has to work within a larger vision of “what is Fallout” and I have to decide every thing about that – it’s not my thing.

“So yeah, I think there’s a lot of cool places in the U.S.; a lot of people also talked about “what about Fallout in other parts of the world”, I think those are interesting as well. I think there are some really cool opportunities on what the moment is and what the team looks like.” Sawyer also went on to explain how his work on Fallout: New Vegas decision making made a big impact on how the same direction was established in Pentiment’s development.

Are you interested to see any of the mentioned settings appear if a Fallout: New Vegas sequel happens?

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