Bethesda Is "Less Likely" To Let An Outside Studio Make A Fallout Game Again

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Bethesda's Todd Howard praises Obsidian for Fallout: New Vegas, but says he'd rather keep development internal.

2010's Fallout: New Vegas was developed by Obsidian Entertainment, not by Bethesda Game Studios itself. The game was generally well-liked, with GameSpot praising its big, detailed open world and quests filled with personality. While Obsidian has said it would like to make another Fallout game someday, it sounds like that won't happen. Bethesda boss Todd Howard said in a new interview that the company would rather develop big games internally.

He told The Guardian that he isn't ready to say definitively that a Fallout game from an outside studio won't ever happen again--but don't count on it.

"I wouldn't say never," Howard said. "[But] now that our company is so big, it's always better to keep stuff internal ... it becomes less likely, but I could never say never. I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job."

In addition its main office in Maryland, Bethesda Game Studios opened a studio in Montreal in 2015. Earlier this year, Bethesda rebranded BattleCry Studios as Bethesda Game Studios Austin, based in Austin, Texas. The team was formerly working on BattleCry.

This is all to say, Bethesda has more internal development headcount than it did years ago when it went to Obsidian to make a Fallout game. Given the size and stature of the Fallout brand, it makes sense that Bethesda would want to develop new entries in-house, as it theoretically gives the company more control over the end product.

Because their own Fallout games were sooooo much better, yeah?


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While it's not ideal I'm not really gonna hold it against Bethesda for this. It's a fairly logical decision for the company to make.


Plus Obsidian now is in a much worse state than they were back in 2010.
Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 11:32:41 AM by Fedorekd