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Bethesda director Todd Howard hints at 2 unannounced Fallout projects

Following the massive success of Amazon Prime Video’s Fallout TV series, the video game series the show is based on has seen renewed interest across all platforms. Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 have become some of the most played games on Steam. Bethesda said last week that the Fallout games had attracted nearly five million players in a single day. In a new interview, studio director Todd Howard hinted at two unannounced Fallout projects, without detailing what they might be.

Speaking to Kinda Gunny Games, Howard talked about the success of the Fallout TV series, the existing Fallout games, and possible future projects for the franchise. “We’re looking at what we’re doing with the franchise and then we’re saying if we still feel good — I can’t reveal that right now — but here’s our runway for Fallout as a franchise,” Bethesda’s director said in the interview. “When season 2 takes place. What we do on mobile. What we do in 76. What we do with this thing. What do we do with it another thing. And when those will land,” he added, seemingly hinting at at least two new unannounced Fallout projects.

There are no details on what the projects might be or when they will be released. A team at Bethesda is working on The Elder Scrolls 6, and the studio has plans for additional content for their space RPG Starfield later this year. While the next main game in the Fallout franchise — Fallout 5 — is unlikely to be in development, smaller spinoff projects made in collaboration with other studios, such as Fallout: New Vegas, may be in the works.

One of the projects could also be a remaster of Fallout 3. Leaked documents from Microsoft’s lawsuit with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year revealed that Bethesda is working on remasters of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The documents say that the Fallout 3 remaster will launch sometime in the 2024 fiscal year.

Bethesda is also working on additional content for Fallout 76. New and returning players flocked to the game following the release of the Fallout TV series on Prime Video earlier this month. Bethesda confirmed last week that Fallout 76 attracted over one million players in a single day.

The studio also released the next-gen update for Fallout 4 last week, bringing native apps for the game to PS5 and Xbox Series S/X consoles. Fallout 4’s free update has also arrived on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The TV series Fallout released on Prime Video on April 10. With the entire first season available to stream from the beginning, the show it is reported brought in 65 million viewers in its first 16 days of availability. According to Amazon, Fallout is already the second most watched title on its platform after The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which came out in 2022.


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