Obsidian working on Fallout after Fallout 4?

Discussion in 'Future Fallout Game Discussion' started by Sn1p3r187, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    I got a general theory that after Fallout 4, Obsidian is going to work on a sequel to New Vegas. Whereas Fallouts by Bethesda is centered on the East Coast, Obsidian Fallouts are centered on the West Coast and probably the Mid West. How's that sound to you guys?
     
  2. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Not so much a theory as much as it is very optimistic wishful thinking.
     
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  3. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    ah no no man. I think if Bethesda was kind enough to let the former employees of Interplay work on Fallout New Vegas they'd be kind enough to let them do another Fallout game. Besides I think that it does go in that rotation. At least Obsidian knows how to make an RPG. They'd probably get rid of the dialogue wheel and try to make the game less like Mass Effect. They might keep a voiced PC but it'd be numerous voices like what you can do in Saints Row. The few reason why I may not like Fallout 4 because it might as well say "Mass Effect: Post nuclear edition".
     
  4. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    The mistake on your theory is you name kindness, when the whole affair is about money. Fallout New Vegas was, from my POV, an experiment: "should we keep on prioritizing visuals, sandboxing and cool for coolness, or try to reach out to the old fans?". They let the original devs make their own version, probably get a decent part of the revenue also (as they are allowing them to use their IP and their name as publishers) and also get their hands into real world numbers to back up either strategy. Now they know (for good or bad, I'm not looking for the numbers so I won't decide on an opinion on which has better chances in the market) and they don't need Obsidian to release a game that feels more like the originals. In case they decide for "older school", they are more likely changing their own devs rather than dividing the money with Obsidian.

    PS: the voiced character has *only* one voice? It's worse than I expected :(
     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    They sued the fuck out of Interplay and also sued a card game for having "Scrolls" in the title. "Kind" is not the word you use for Bethesda...
     
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  6. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    I think you mean Zenimax.
     
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    And they own Bethesda.... So....
     
  8. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    Still a difference there.
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Minimal differnce at that.
     
  10. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    You know what. You right man. So, I can only say if they think they'll profit more off of a tie in with Fallout 4 in the same manner of New Vegas then Obsidian might start throwing their ideas at Bethesda quick for the sake of the old fans of the series. BTW. When did they sue Interplay? Was that over Project V13?
     
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
  12. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    Actually, i have a more positive opinion about Fo3 publisher than about Fo3 devellopper.

    The devellopper seems to always devellop the same game, while removed more and more feature, and escaping any form of quality, while the publisher seems willing to take a few risk and publish games from different genres. Pure FPS like Wolfenstein, pure RPG like FoNV, survival horror like Evil Within and so on... I still don't understand how their develloppers can be so afraid of quality and diversity while they have a publisher more open-minded than them...
     
  13. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

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    Jun 17, 2015
    Zenimax owns a bunch of properties/companies. Bethesda is just one of them.
     
  14. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    I feel like Obsidian is now a slave to Bethesda.
     
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  15. Oppen

    Oppen FIXT n°1 fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    Well, yes. That's exactly why I said I wouldn't pick a side on the results of their experiment, lacking the actual numbers. Still, I think it's more likely that, if the numbers helped the more old-school NV, they hire either the original developers or someone with a similar profile rather than outsourcing the development and having to share the money with Obsidian.

    I'm personally just put a lot more faith for them to make action FPSs than RPGs. I have high expectations on their approach to Doom, even though Carmack is no longer working for them AFAIK. The way I see it, what makes the RPG genre so interesting is boring in the eyes of most gamers, and this doesn't happen with FPSs. As FPSs can stay relatively true to their identities, big companies like Bethesda can make good quality implementations while aiming at the kind (and size, specifically) of market they want to aim at the same time. A thing they wouldn't probably be able to do with the Fallout franchise.
     
  16. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Personally I believe Bethesda learned an important lesson from allowing Obsidian to make Fallout New Vegas: Don't allow Obsidian anywhere near them again.

    You can also tell by their sharp return to a FO3-"vibe" rather than adopting lessons from FONV such as immersive dialogue, replaced by the stark opposite

    It is naive of us to expect a skyrocketing company to care about "old fans", who are dwindling in numbers, growing in age, and becoming more and more irrelevant compared to the hordes of youngsters who loved FO3 as it was, and even resented the "bore-fest" they experienced FONV to be.

    My thoughts on the matter anyway. My eager gamer friend has a similar attitude, and it baffles me every time - he seems to believe that movies and games are created as a favor to the consumer, as if Universal Studios sit around, gazing into the sky, sighing, thinking about all the children, the smiles on their faces, wondering what gift to bestow upon them next. Where do people get this idea!? It's money. Only money. Nothing but money. If you give them more money than the other ones, they'll love you more than the other ones.
     
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  17. samturret

    samturret such a lust for revenge

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    Jun 28, 2015
    Not really, they make their own games and do their own things. But when it comes to Fallout... I'm sure they have to listen to whatever Bethesda says.
     
  18. Khannis

    Khannis Rebuilding America

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    Jul 3, 2015
    Oh, if that were true... Wishful thinking indeed, of the sweetest kind.
     
  19. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013

    Man, don't talk like that.

    You're gonna make me cry.
     
  20. TheGreatCornholio

    TheGreatCornholio First time out of the vault

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    Jun 16, 2015
    It all depends on $$$

    if New Vegas met or exceeded their expectations they have a good chance to do another game. I do think a spinoff game is very likely given that Bethesda likes to do one thing at a time and will likely be doing something elder scrolls related for the forseeable future.

    Bethesda will listen to what the fans want also (like any business that wants money) and if enough fans let them know that they want a new west coast fallout game then that will further increase Obsidians odds at a new game.

    Ideally I would like to see Obsidian come into enough money to buy the IP outright but thats wishful thinking at best