The Fallout series is one of the most popular post-apocalyptic role-playing games around. The franchise is loved by fans the world over and Bethesda Softworks has made a fortune from it with a series of games that have captured the imagination of gamers. Fallout is known for its immersive gameplay, rich storytelling and satirical humor and it has had a huge impact on gaming. With the recent release of Fallout 76, fans are looking forward to another instalment, but when is it going to be released?
It may feel like Fallout 5 is a long way off, and that is probably because it is. The last major Fallout game was released in 2015, and since then there has been very little news about the next sequel. That’s because Bethesda has a lot on its plate right now with Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 in the works. Fallout 5 could still be on the cards, but it will likely take a few years for it to come to fruition.
Todd Howard, the head of Bethesda Game Studios has said that the studio will focus on Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI before making any progress on a new Fallout game. He also said that the team would be focusing on Fallout after those two projects had been completed, but that won’t happen until 2023 at the earliest.
That means that a new Fallout game will be at least three years from now, which is pretty frustrating for fans. There are a number of reasons why it will take so long for Bethesda to release Fallout 5. One reason is that the game is a lot more ambitious than previous entries in the franchise and will require a large amount of resources to create. Another reason is that the studio has a lot of pressure to deliver on its new games, especially after titles such as God of War and Detroit: Become Human have set high standards for video game narratives.
Rumors suggest that the setting for the next Fallout will be somewhere in the United States. A trademark application for a ‘Fallout’ game in New Orleans was filed in 2016, and references to the Enclave in the previous games have hinted at Chicago as a potential location. However, it’s possible that the series will branch out to other locations outside of the United States and show how nuclear warfare has affected different parts of the world.
As with previous Fallout games, it is expected that the latest entry will be an open-world action RPG where players can explore the landscape and fight various enemies. There will also be opportunities to collect weapons and other gear, and level up as they fight their way through the game. It’s likely that the game will be available on all the latest platforms, including PC, Xbox Series X and S, and PS5 if it’s a console release.
There hasn’t been any official word on the release date for Fallout 5, but it will be released sometime in the near future. In the meantime, fans can get their fix with a live-action Fallout TV show that’s being produced by Amazon Studios. The show has only been teased so far, but it does look to be in production and is due to be released in the oh-so-distant future of next year.