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Fallout 5 coming after Elder Scrolls VI, Todd Howard confirms

Fallout 5

Fallout 5 is coming, but fans will likely need to wait a number of years.

The last game in the Fallout franchise, Fallout 76, was not well received. Regardless, it’s still receiving new content. Fans hoping for a new game just got some good news though.

IGN reports:

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Speaking to IGN about last weekend’s Starfield gameplay reveal at the Xbox-Bethesda showcase, [Todd] Howard briefly delved into what’s next for his studio once the new IP is out of the door:

“Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and, you know, we’re going to be doing Fallout 5 after that, so our slate’s pretty full going forward for a while. We have some other projects that we look at from time to time as well.”

Howard has told IGN previously that the studio has an idea for Fallout 5 in place, saying, “Fallout’s really part of our DNA here. We’ve worked with other [developers] 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.” However, Howard hadn’t confirmed that it would definitely be on the way after The Elder Scrolls 6.

My Take

At the current pace, this might not happen until the next round of next-gen consoles – that is to say the PlayStation 6 and Xbox Series Y. We’ll take it anyway!