Fallout 5 is confirmed as Bethesda’s next project later The Elder Scrolls 6 which, in its own right, is being prioritized after Starfield, so a few years to say the least. That hasn’t stopped fans from theorizing and speculating while they wait. After all, Fallout is extremely popular.
The last time we saw a mainline Fallout title was Fallout 4 in 2015. The most recent entry in the series was 2018’s Fallout 76 online, so it makes sense that another single-player Fallout adventure is on the horizon.
Aside from the studio’s very rough roadmap for future titles, the only things we know about Fallout 5 is that as of November 2021, there’s a one-page design document acting as a very early plan. We also know that the game will be built on Bethesda’s new Creation Engine 2. Additionally, we expect Fallout 5 to be Xbox exclusive, following Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda in early 2021.
While information is scarce at the moment, there are still plenty of rumors and alleged leaks suggesting what we could see in Fallout 5. See next chapter Wasteland.
Fallout 5: Get straight to the point
- What is it? The next installment in the Fallout franchise
- When can I play? To confirm
- What console will it be on? Probably not PlayStation
Fallout 5 release date and platforms
While there is currently no confirmed release date for Fallout 5, there is a lot of speculation. We’ve seen optimistic predictions, but given that Bethesda’s focus is resolutely on Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, never mind the fact that the game hasn’t even been revealed, we don’t wait long.
As it stands, we expect the Fallout 5 release date to be many years away, actually extending the previous seven-year gap between Fallout 3 (2008) and Fallout 4 (2015). Right now, 2025 or later seems more realistic.
It depends on how far away Bethesda teams are in each game. However, given that, in a November 2021 interview with IGN, Todd Howard said the studio has a “single page on Fallout 5” – a broad overview of what they want it to be – we think it will take a while before hear nothing else.
Furthermore, talking to IGN (opens in new tab) in June 2022, Howard confirmed that Fallout 5 would be Bethesda’s project later The Elder Scrolls 6. With this game still in pre-production and a release likely in a few years, we imagine we’ll have a long wait for the next Fallout.
Platforms for Fallout 5 have not been confirmed, but it is likely that we will see the next release of Fallout for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. If we’re not looking at the next generation of consoles right now, that’s it. PS5, however, is another matter.
It stands to reason that Microsoft and Bethesda would make this an exclusive title because of the latter’s purchase by the former. However, Xbox said exclusivity deals on new Bethesda games will be decided on a case-by-case basis, so it’s hard to be sure. At the very least, we should expect Fallout 5 to be an Xbox Game Pass title.
Considering that console lifecycles usually last around seven years, it seems likely that we will see Fallout 5 launch on these systems before the next next-gen systems are introduced.
Fallout 5 location and configuration: where could it be set?
If you’ve ever played a Fallout game, you know how much he loves its nuclear-armed American setting. The Fallout games were all set in a US state, so it stands to reason that this aspect wouldn’t change. Fallout 3, for example, was set in Washington, while Fallout 4 took place in Boston.
It would be nice to see Fallout explore different parts of the world, but that could be very game-changing and alienate long-term fans who particularly enjoy the setting. You don’t have to go far to see fans arguing and fantasizing about where Fallout 5 will take place.
Here are the most rumored places we’ve heard so far:
Rumors that a new Fallout game would be set in New Orleans started after a trademark application for ‘fallout new orleans (opens in new tab)‘ was seen online in 2016. Ultimately, this listing resulted in nothing more than five years later, but it could all be smart bait.
We’ve already visited swampy areas in Fallout, but a game set entirely around the south would certainly be interesting.
This one is a little more ‘out there’ in terms of its validity. Having a game set in Windy City is only being speculated because Fallout: New Vegas fans remember there’s a hint for an Enclave outpost in Chicago.
Anywhere else in the world
There has never been a Fallout game in the US, so could Fallout 5 be the only one to buck the trend? Having a game set in Korea, China, Russia or elsewhere would provide an excellent outlet for changing the look of the entire map and locations. A new installment is a great opportunity to give the franchise a new aesthetic.
Fallout 5 multiplayer: will it?
Online multiplayer and co-op
All the main Fallout games were single player only. Fans have probably always loved the idea of wandering the apocalyptic wasteland with a few friends, but when that was tried with Fallout 76, it didn’t quite work out.
Fallout 5 would likely only be made as a single-player experience considering how the Fallout 76 team is constantly updating and trying to improve the multiplayer experience of their online service. Considering 76’s difficult story, Fallout 5 would likely suffer a lot at the hands of a ‘bad’ multiplayer experience. That sounds like something Bethesda might want to avoid right now.
That’s not to say there won’t be some social features. There may be a social system, as we’ve seen in games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, of leaving messages for other players to tip (or troll) them, but that may be out of place in the world of Fallout.
Fallout 5 news and rumors
Fallout 5 comes after The Elder Scrolls 6
in an interview with IGN (opens in new tab)Todd Howard has confirmed that Fallout 5 will be Bethesda’s next project after The Elder Scrolls 6.
“Yeah, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to do Fallout 5 after that, so our list is pretty full in a while,” Howard told the publication. “We have a few other projects that we review from time to time as well.”
Work started… more or less
Work has begun on Fallout 5, but don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Talking to IGN (opens in new tab) in November 2021, Regarding the imminent release of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Anniversary Edition, Bethesda Studio Director Todd Howard revealed that a “one page” design document was already in place for Fallout 5, being a very early plan for the game. that the studio has planned for the game.
Being a “one-pager”, the design document is a high-level sketch and therefore there is little to share. With Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 first, it will be a while before we hear more about Fallout 5.
On whether or not Obsidian – the studio that handled the development of Fallout: New Vegas for Xbox 360 – might have some involvement, Howard said: “We work with other people from time to time. happen… If I could just wave my hand and have [Fallout 5] You know, I’d like to find a way to speed up what we do, but I really can’t say today or commit to anything, what’s going to happen when, beyond our cadence is Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6.”
New Fallout 5 engine
Bethesda has confirmed that it has updated its engine, which was previously used to make The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and even Fallout 4. As we all know, the engine used for these games, Creation Engine, was… at best. of the hypotheses. It was riddled with various animation issues and there was something wrong with all the character designs and movements.
According to Bethesda, this new engine, simply called Creation Engine 2, is being used to develop Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6. According to Radar Games (opens in new tab)the new engine brings new renders, lighting, animations (hallelujah), landscape system and photogrammetry.
Todd Howard spoke about the engine following the announcement of the Microsoft merger in 2021, saying it “led to our biggest overhaul of the engine since Oblivion, with all the new technology powering our first new IP in 25 years, Starfield, as well as The Elder Scrolls.” 6″.