Mutants! Dogs! Mutant dogs!
Ust once you thought you’d escaped the Wasteland Drifts into your life like a thunder cloud. Fallout 4 was Bethesda Game Studios’ most prosperous launch in history, together with irradiated Boston proving the ideal setting for its RPG series’ spectacular open-world storytelling. With this success , it is difficult to imagine that Bethesda would not return to the Fallout franchise.
We are sure Bethesda are busy with Fallout 76, that will be out November this year, and we all know their following jobs in the pipeline: the single-player sci-fi RPG Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6, whatever their release dates may be. So it’s likely we will not observe a new Fallout before these games are out of the way.
However, while details are thin on the ground, and we have yet to Discover a confirmation from Bethesda itself, we can not help but theorise about where the series might go next.
Cut to the chase
What can it be? The inevitable sequel to the wasteland wandering RPG hit
What can I play with it on? If the rest of the series is anything to go by, Sony and Microsoft consoles, also PC, with an extremely distant hope of a Nintendo Switch version
When can I play with it? Yet to be confirmed, but you can bet your bottom dollar it is happening
Fallout 5 launch date
Without A slither of confirmation around Fallout 5’s existence yet, this is a shot in the dark. But you can make some educated guesses based on the series’ past. There were seven decades involving the mainline Fallout 3 (2008) and Fallout 4 (2015) entries into the series, divided by a console production leap.
While Fallout: New Vegas bridged the gap Between both of these entries, it looks like Fallout 76 will probably be playing a similar role, and we can’t envision Fallout 5 will come too soon after the internet spin-off — especially using Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 already announced for the coming years. It is likely we don’t see it until the next generation of Xbox and Playstation console, which analysts are anticipating in 2020 or 2021.
Fallout 5 trailers
You will Have to wait a little longer for Fallout 5 trailers. With no official word on the sequel out there yet, it’ll be a while before we get a whiff of any gameplay footage, unless a major escape at Bethesda occurs.
Fallout 5 news and rumors
A brand new engine
While Fallout 4 travelled bigger in scale, so it did not provide a major overhaul of the graphics and character models players had noticed in its previous two games. Bethesda Game Studios Montreal now has an open project listing for an’Engine / System Programmer’, causing some to believe an entirely new engine may be powering another Fallout and Elder Scrolls instalments, much as the Creation Engine was designed for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.
After a combined reception for the Clunky navigation system in 2015’s Fallout VR, the business could also feasibly be looking to optimise their following engine to get native VR support.
Multiplayer or MMO
Depending On the success of the year’s Fallout 76, we can well see Fallout further expand its foothold in the online space. Bethesda’s fantasy MMO The Elder Scrolls Online eventually was able to blossom into a thriving online community, and the same could happen here.
Bethesda Have stressed they are still focusing on single-player RPG experiences, as evident by their statement of both Elder Scrolls 6 along with the brand new Starfield IP. So we think we’ll see another classic Fallout 5 entries farther down the line — even if it includes some multiplayer modes packed in.
An overhauled dialogue system
Given the span Of time we typically see between Fallout’s mainline games, there will be lots of time to perform on some gameplay enhancements. Among Fallout 4 important changes to this IP’s formulation was in a streamlined conversation platform, ditching the usual collection of speech options for four simplified reactions mapped to specific buttons on the control. A lot of gamers were unhappy with the change, also Fallout 4 direct Todd Howard has been open about wanting to react to that criticism for future games.
A new setting…
There’s Been nothing solid on the location of the next match, after a trademark for Fallout: New Orleans back in 2014 — registered without an owner name or ID — proven to be something of a red herring. Given the history of the franchise, it seems unlikely we will not be revisiting its irradiated American arenas, although a move to the Deep South or perhaps the West Coast would provide something fresh to research.
… or maybe an old one?
Ten Years on from 2008’s acclaimed Fallout 3, a remastered edition might be Just the thing to whet our Wasteland appetite while we wait for the Second mainline instalment. It could also find a welcome home on the Nintendo Switch, that will be piecing together an impressive list of 3rd-party shooters out of Bethesda, who have ported versions of Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein into the handheld/home console hybrid.
And though we’re still just speculating at this stage, the tie-in mobile Match Fallout Shelter (2015) has been a runaway victory on iOS and Android, And made the move to the Xbox One and Windows 10 last year. We’d love to see an expanded Switch version of this vault sim that made use of the console’s superior capabilities.