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Sources: Fallout creator leading new Obsidian project

Sources tell TweakTown Fallout: New Vegas 2 isn't in development, but Fallout creator Tim Cain is helming a big project for the studio

By Derek Strickland on May 10, 2017 04:21 pm CDT - 1 min, 59 secs reading time

Obsidian Entertainment isn't making Fallout: New Vegas 2, but may be working on a new project led by Fallout creator Tim Cain, sources tell TweakTown.

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Obsidian isn't working on a sequel of Fallout: New Vegas, sources familiar with the matter affirm to TweakTown. The rumor was instigated by FragHero, and this marks the second time the report was debunked.

However, insider sources tell TweakTown that Obsidian may also be working on a secret new project with Fallout creator Tim Cain at the helm. Sources say that Obsidian is pushing towards establishing its own IPs rather than adaptations of publisher-owned franchises such as Fallout so the studio can have full creative control on the projects.

Ex-Diablo 3 developer Leonard Boyarsky may be working on the new Fallout-like project alongside Cain. Boyarsky left Blizzard back in April 2016 to work alongside Cain at Obsidian Entertainment on Tyranny.

This is where I suspect the wires got crossed and confusion morphed the secret project into Fallout: New Vegas 2. The only Fallout game we should see at E3 2017 is Fallout 4 VR.

Apparently the favoritism towards Fallout: New Vegas over other Fallout games somewhat strained relations between Obsidian and Bethesda, and Obsidian narrowly missed out on New Vegas royalties by a single Metacritic point.

Obsidian has enjoyed acclaim and success with its original IPs such as Pillars of Eternity, and the studio has successfully raised $4.4 million in funding for a sequel to the beloved cRPG.

Sources say Obsidian may reveal the new project at E3 in June.

Derek Strickland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Derek Strickland

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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