This article which link I found on the RPG Codex has little to do with the topic being discussed here but I don't think it is important enough to give it an article of its own. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/bethesda-is-less-likely-to-let-an-outside-studio-m/1100-6460518/ I only caught the gist of it through the post on the RPG Codex. I of course already know what Todd said in this interview as it has been said before, and even if he said that Obsidian would be handling another Fallout game chances were small that the success of FNV would be recreated as a lot of the people who worked on it have left Obsidian by now. It just still irks me that Bethesda will always be running the Fallout franchise until either it becomes unprofitable or the company perhaps goes broke and is forced to sell its assets like Interplay under Herve Cain did. Now more than ever I wish there was a spiritual successor I could move on to, or any other game franchise I feel as enraptured about as I did about a lot of game franchises in my first twenty years. I rather hate that I have become the bitter old man that television sitcoms and cartoons tend to mock because of their overdone praising of the past but I just don't feel like following the crowd and praising games that I inside find incredibly mediocre and designed to appeal to a large segment of the population who are in geneal devoid of taste or any intellectual curiosity.