Bethesda's Todd Howard Says The Team Doesn't 'Need To Rush' Future Fallout Games

Fallout hype is at fever pitch right now, with Amazon's fantastic TV series and the recent Fallout 4 next-gen update helping fuel interest in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic series. Despite some synergy with the show and existing games in the franchise, fans are wondering why this didn't happen alongside a brand-new Fallout game, and whether some sort of spin-off could be in the works while the team makes The Elder Scrolls 6.

On behalf of those fans, MrMattyPlays recently put this question to Bethesda's Todd Howard in a lengthy interview - and here's some of what Todd had to say on the future of Fallout:

"For other Fallout games in the future, obviously I can't talk about those right now, but I would say rushing through them or 'we need to get stuff out that is different than the work we're doing in 76' - we don't feel like we need to rush any of that.

Right now, the Fallout TV show fills a certain niche in terms of the franchise and storytelling - we totally get the desire for a new mainline single-player game, and look, those things take time and I don't think it's bad for people to miss things as well.

So, we just want to get it right and make sure that everything we're doing in a franchise — whether it's Elder Scrolls or Fallout or now Starfield — that those become meaningful moments for everybody who loves these franchises as much as we do."

So, it's sounding a lot like for the time being at least, Bethesda sees Fallout 76 and the TV show as the main drivers for franchise engagement at the moment, and it doesn't appear to be rushing any sort of new single-player Fallout game until the the team is good and ready.

Of course, since Xbox now also owns Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian, fans have also speculated on that team working on a Fallout sequel someday. 'New Vegas 2' is something Matty posed to Todd in this interview as well, but the BGS head didn't provide a specific answer on that spin-off and its future.

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