Fallout 76 continues to impress vaulters around the globe, with Bethesda recently adding a Halloween event in Spooky Scorched and its big Steel Reign update earlier this year. Though the studio is going all-in on support for the multiplayer RPG, many are wondering what's next for the franchise.
In a recent interview with IGN, Bethesda chief, Todd Howard, implies that Fallout 5 is being proposed with brief ideas in contention. However, the aforementioned title is years off from release.
Fallout 5 Is Being Discussed, But Don't Expect It Anytime Soon
Howard states that Bethesda has a rough outline of what the next episode might entail:
Look, Fallout's really part of our DNA here. We've worked with other people from time to time – I can't say say what's gonna happen. You know, we have a one-pager on Fallout 5, what we want to do.
The Bethesda boss didn't specify what details the one-page turner might include, whether that be ideas, concepts, story, themes, plot points, or other aspects. But Howard did emphasise that the project is far from being completed, nor is it properly being committed to.
Again, if I could wave my hand and have [Fallout 5] out – you know, I'd like to find a way to accelerate what we do, but I can't really say today or commit to anything, [like] what's going to happen [or] when.
Bethesda Game Studios is hard at work developing Starfield, with the sci-fi epic due to release next year. The company is also creating Elder Scrolls 6, which is expected to take up the studio's time until its rumoured release date after 2023.
Considering the manpower involved in these projects, Fallout 5 is likely to launch in the latter half of this decade; that is if Bethesda decides to even make it.