And out of the question to pass the license on to others
Todd Howard spoke with IGN to celebrate 10 years of Skyrim. The 1:20 interview of course spilled over into other Bethesda Game Studios licenses, and if the studio already has ideas for Fallout 5, we will have to wait for the release of Starfield and of The Elder Scrolls VI to hear about it.
Indeed, this means that a potential Fallout 5 won’t happen for a while. All Bethesda’s attention is on Starfield slated for release November 11, 2022, while The Elder Scrolls VI has not yet passed the initial concept phase.
With such a distant exit, one could naturally imagine that Bethesda deigns lend the famous license to another studio, like Obsidian, off chance. The studio founded by Feargus Urquhart and Chris Avellone laid well Fallout: New Vegas, one of the favorite episodes of the fans of the franchise, but this fantasy which resurfaced during the takeover of Zenimax by Microsoft will not happen, confirms Howard, indicating that ” Fallout is now part of Bethesda’s DNA “.
We have worked with other people from time to time. I can’t say what’s really going to happen … If I could wave my hand and walk out [Fallout 5]… You know, I’d love to find a way to speed up what we’re doing, but I can’t really say anything except that our cadence is dictated by Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6.
Otherwise, to wait, you always have Fallout 76. It’s up to you.