Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart has a few ideas on where a potential sequel to Fallout: New Vegas
could be located and how it'd have to be "separate" from what the team at Bethesda is currently working on.
"If I think of going from Fallout 1
to Fallout 2
, we tried to associate the two areas somewhat closely," he told RPS
during an interview back at DICE
. "It wasn't just 'Oh, we're gonna do this 2,000 miles from here.' So I think if we were to do Fallout: New Vegas 2
– or just a new Fallout
– we would probably separate it from what the internal team at Bethesda's doing. We'd keep it on the West Coast, because we're West Coast people. They're East Coast, so it makes sense."
As for possible locations, LA seems to be high on Urquhart's list of places – or, as it's known in the cannon, the Boneyard
. "And we need an interesting confined area. So I mean, it could be LA. Fallout LA
. That could be interesting. It'd probably be The Boneyard, which is from Fallout 1
. It could be very different. It could be almost a Walking Dead
meets Fallout-like thing because of all the radiation."
Of course, the onus is on Bethesda to greenlight a new Obsidian game and, according to Urquhart, the two studios are still on good terms. Still, with new consoles looming in the horizon, it's a tough time for publishers and developers – do they continue to make games for the established consoles or put their eggs into the next-gen basket?
"We talk to Bethesda all the time," Urquhart said. "And I think the challenge here doesn't just apply to Bethesda specifically, but to a lot of publishers in general. But basically, what does all the [current] console crap mean? The challenge in this period of time has been, you have this console transition, and it's strange that they're still not announced. But that always creates a disruption in the industry. And now you mix in [the emergence of] mobile and F2P stuff, and it's left a lot of people reeling."