August 16, 2022

Fallout 4 isn’t the best Fallout game, but it’s the best one to play today

We’re in for quite the wait for Fallout 5. Bethesda’s development pipeline is full: we’re getting Starfield next year, followed by The Elder Scrolls 6 in maybe another four or five years, with Fallout 5 only coming after that. Obsidian, maker of Fallout: New Vegas, was acquired by Microsoft (which also owns Bethesda now), but if it’s working on a Fallout game we haven’t heard anything about it. Plus, Obsidian already has Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2 in the works so its own to-do list is also stacked.

Fallout 5 could be as distant as the next decade. If you’re hungry for more Fallout right now, the only option for the next 10 years or so is to play an existing Fallout game.