Fallout New Vegas 2 Seems Like a Pipe Dream Now


  • Fallout: New Vegas 2 is a highly desired sequel among RPG fans.
  • The chances of a Fallout: New Vegas 2 release seem unlikely due to multiple factors.
  • Both Obsidian and Bethesda have other priority projects, making a sequel less probable in the foreseeable future.

Among some of the most consistently desired and oft-requested sequels in gaming, one that likely sits high atop many fans’ wish lists is Fallout: New Vegas 2. Obsidian Entertainment’s work with the IP is considered across the board as one of (if not the) most outstanding and definitive entries in the post-apocalyptic RPG series. Due in no small part to the developer’s previous familiarity with and expertise in Fallout‘s earlier titles and the genre in general, it came as little surprise that, hot on its heels, players clamored for Fallout: New Vegas 2.

Though the rumors and possibility of a sequel have ebbed and flowed throughout the years, one has yet to materialize. In fact, given the current landscape of the parties involved, it may be quite a while before audiences get wind of any firm details or confirmation about the next Fallout release, whether it be an official Fallout 5, or a spin-off like New Vegas. The reality then that fans may have to face at the moment is that there are more reasons than ever that New Vegas 2 is increasingly unlikely.

New Vegas‘ development cycle was 18 months, at the tighter end of the usual time frame for a game of its nature and status.


Fallout: New Vegas 2 is Just Money Left on the Table

Fallout: New Vegas introduced players to a highly interesting part of the wasteland that still holds the potential for more adventures.

Chances Are Slimmer Than Ever Before For Fallout: New Vegas 2

Fallout: New Vegas’ Reputation and Legacy

Fallout: New Vegas was released in 2010, outsourced to Obsidian by Bethesda Studios roughly two years after it acquired the property rights and unveiled its modern take on the series with Fallout 3. New Vegas is regarded as the superior Fallout entry, though, for a litany of reasons. A wide portion of fans felt it captured the original spirit and style of the franchise in a manner that Fallout 3 was thought to have missed the mark on in some key ways. New Vegas still sits at overwhelmingly positive ratings on Steam and elsewhere and is frequently fondly remembered and discussed within the community and beyond.

Why Fallout: New Vegas 2 is Unlikely for the Foreseeable Future

While Fallout: New Vegas 2 would undoubtedly be extremely welcomed by fans, the stark facts on hand are that there are at present multiple converging factors to consider that make the possibility an improbable one. Some major contributing circumstances include that Obsidian is set to release its latest first-person RPG Avowed, later in the Fall, which will be followed by The Outer Worlds 2.

It might be the case that, after New Vegas, Obsidian has preferred to focus on its own original games, and is uninterested in contributing to another similar outsourced endeavor. Meanwhile, Bethesda is busy juggling a handful of high-priority projects, including more Starfield content during 2024, continuing development on the previously announced The Elder Scrolls 6, and presumably/eventually, Fallout 5 itself. Not to mention its handling of ongoing support and updates for The Elder Scrolls Online via ZeniMax or the new content for Fallout 76.

Essentially, there seems to be no suitable or available developers with the wherewithal or resources on hand to tackle a possible Fallout: New Vegas 2 right now. Given all these elements, the chances of seeing a sequel come to fruition are far-fetched, and unless something improbable or out of left field occurs to change the current situation, hopeful fans are left having to accept that Fallout: New Vegas 2 is just dust in the wind at this point. All that can be done is wonder what could’ve been, or may still be, should somehow a New Vegas follow-up ever appear on the horizon.


Fallout New Vegas 2

Fallout New Vegas 2 is on the wish list of many RPG fans. Unfortunately, though, a sequel to Obsidian Entertainment’s modern classic Fallout: New Vegas has not been announced as of yet. 

However, in February 2022, insider Jeff Grubb gave fans hope when he said, “people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2.’”