It has been confirmed that Obsidian Entertainment is working on Avowed. The company is also continuing to develop Grounded, and the next project for the studio will be Outer Worlds 2. Due to the fact that Fergus Urquhart’s statements are pretty clear, we are however able to confidently predict that the devs will return to the Fallout franchise at some point in the future.
Following the acquisition of Obsidian Entertainment, Microsoft expanded its roster to include teams formerly owned by Bethesda. Already at that time, a good number of players held out hope that seasoned developers would be able to produce a new installment in the Fallout series, and perhaps even make a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas.
Fergus Urquhart made a comment about the situation, and the words he used were interesting. However, high-ranking executives of Obsidian Entertainment have not commented on the proposed title as of yet. During an interview with game pressure, the head of the studio stated unequivocally that he intends to work on another installment of the Fallout series before leaving the company:
“We are not currently working on it because our hands are currently busy with the development of Avowed, Grounded, and Outer Worlds 2. It’s possible that we won’t start discussing new games until late , but I can’t say for sure. Now all that’s left to do is wait and watch what develops. That is the most effective way to put it. There is nothing written down, not even a scrap of paper, that indicates that at all in the designs. But I’m not going to back down from what I said. Before I call it quits as a game developer, I’d really like to finish another Fallout.”
Because of my previous involvement in the sector, I am aware that claims of this nature are never made without a valid justification. Fergus Urquhart is not able to and will not officially be able to announce anything specific at this time, but he did throw out a bait that fans of the aforementioned Fallout: New Vegas will definitely be interested in.
At this time, we should be prepared for a particular promotion involving Avowed, after which there will be information regarding what’s new in Grounded, and then…? It’s possible that we will be pleasantly pleased.