Chris Avellone Teases a New Fallout - Could it Be Fallout: New Orleans?

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 11:38 AM
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Legendary game designer Chris Avellone has been teasing something Fallout-related that could be coming soon. Avellone changed his Facebook profile picture to a cartoon of Pip-Boy and the message “I missed you so much”.

It’s tenuous, I’ll give you that, but the prospect of Avellone working on a new Fallout game is too difficult to resist. If you’re unfamiliar with his achievements, Avellone worked on Fallout 2 and Icewind Dale before joining Obsidian and working on Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol, Pillars of Eternity, Knights of the Old Republic 2, Tyranny and, more recently, with Larian Studios on Divinity: Original Sin II. To say he’s a hitmaker is a huge understatement.

Just what he’s teasing could be just about anything. He’s made a few in-roads into comic books over the years, including a Fallout comic to accompany the Fallout: New Vegas collector’s edition, but it’s been seven years since Avellone has done anything unrelated to game development.

Which leads us to the natural conclusion that Avellone may indeed be working on a new Fallout. The dream scenario is Obsidian handling development, as per Fallout: New Vegas, and they’ve certainly got previous for working on two games simultaneously (Alpha Protocol came out the same year as Fallout: New Vegas). At the moment the only known title Obsidian has in the works in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

The other, sadder, possibility is that Avellone is just being literal - that he has missed Fallout. The use of the past tense seems to make that unlikely though, suggesting he’s actively involved in something right now. Cast your mind back a ways and you may also remember Bethesda trademarking Fallout: New Orleans, a game which has never materialised. Yet.

What do you think, could you see Bethesda handing the reins to Obsidian for another Fallout game?

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19:14 Oct-09-2017

Shouldn't it be Fallout: New New Orleans?

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19:31 Oct-05-2017

Please learn from the mistakes of Fallout 4 Bethesda!

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22:57 Oct-05-2017

If it's another spin-off like New Vegas, it has nothing to do with Bethesda as they are only publishers in this case and Obsidian Entertainment is the developer.

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17:41 Oct-06-2017

Well let's be honest Fallout 4 is awesome, so yeah, there are very few things that need improvement, but the ones that do, really do need an improvement, especially the dialogues and the difficulty. Dialogues weren't really a choice, they were more of an interaction between the characters and the game is too easy and the items are too easy to find, especially the Power armor. Also better expansions, cuz these ones had too little content to be worth it.

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01:31 Oct-07-2017

The severe lack of RPG elements and choice was pretty painful. Not very many things I could settle differently, and the writing in general was pretty piss poor but Mmmm the game runs so smooth and plays so nicely, I could never ever get fallout new vegas to play as well as 4 if I tried.

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22:53 Oct-08-2017

Completely agree with you! Also, the game had no memorable side quests.

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06:30 Oct-09-2017

Bathesda has been streamlining their games since Skyrim sadly. After oblivion, I was expecting a more deep and more advanced RPG, but the reallity is that they do NOT make new games for their old fans, they make their new games for new fans AND hopefully for them old fans.


I want them to bring skills back in fallout and I want them to bring back meaningful choices as well and I want them to make a main story and secondary stories of the quality of the witcher 3's main story, they should be able to no problem.

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17:13 Oct-05-2017

To the next Fallout game,
Please be like New Vegas at least or better.

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15:39 Oct-05-2017

A spinoff like New Vegas would be awesome, hopefully just as good.

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15:15 Oct-05-2017

Whatever it is, it looks like it's going to have a good story

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15:09 Oct-05-2017

Bathesda... listen... I got four words for you: THE ELDER SCROLLS SIX... PLEASEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


On the other hand, more fallout is always awesome. Or a spin off of TES like fallout new vegas is a spin-off of Fallout.

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15:16 Oct-05-2017

New IP pls

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15:30 Oct-05-2017

Well wanting a new IP is my default for every company, but that doesn't stop me from wanting more of their current ones.

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17:07 Oct-05-2017

We likely won't see TES 6 for a while.

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17:33 Oct-05-2017

Yes according to a interview I read a couple years ago, NOT until at least the next gen consoles come out. :/

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14:51 Oct-05-2017

Alright. Tears off pants grabs lotion I'm ready for when a trailer, promo image, concept art, or literally anything comes out.

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14:30 Oct-05-2017

Given the hand-drawn note and the banner behind it with three Vault Boys - The first is swearing by the "RPG Bible", the second is thinking hard and lovingly about something, and the third is sitting in a director's chair reading a "Plot" book - and given that all three of these Vault Boys are brand new and never featured in any other Fallout game, I'd say that this is a tease for a new Fallout.

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14:11 Oct-05-2017

I would love a new Fallout from Obsidian since Fallout: NV is my favourite game in the series

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15:10 Oct-05-2017

Same.

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12:21 Oct-05-2017

Honestly doubt it, after how it went last time.


Though that'd be great.

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12:57 Oct-05-2017

Why, what happened last time?

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15:26 Oct-05-2017

Obsidian were to be paid a bonus if the game would receive a score of 85 or better on Metacritic.
It scored 84, so you can imagine how that went.

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16:09 Oct-05-2017

oh wow, I think they could have overlooked a single score point.

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01:55 Oct-06-2017

Obsidian has said multiple times (Even recently) that they would like to work on another Fallout game.

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12:11 Oct-05-2017

Fallout 4 VR ? Or is that out already ?

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12:43 Oct-05-2017

Its already announced. So it wouldn't be that.

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12:07 Oct-05-2017

One can only hope this is true..

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