According to recent Bethesda development work, the Fallout 4 next-gen upgrade may contain some Fallout: New Vegas-themed features. The PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC versions of Fallout 4’s next-generation update were first announced for release in October 2022, and the developer said it would likely happen in 2023.
In addition to a performance mode for gamers who choose faster frame rates over increased texture fidelity, Bethesda recently disclosed that this upgraded edition of the famous 2015 RPG would include several bug patches.
Finally, it was confirmed that Fallout 4’s potentially significant next-generation update would feature further Creation Club material in the form of extra third-party mods.
More recently, on April 4, according to SteamDB, Bethesda uploaded a “newvegas2” repository to the Fallout 4 Steam edition. Despite its name, it is doubtful that the repo refers to the genuine Fallout: New Vegas 2 game.
A much more likely explanation is that Bethesda intends to include a Creation Club section containing Fallout 4 mods themed after New Vegas with the upcoming next-gen update. The repository supports this argument.
According to SteamDB, Fallout 4 added the "newvegas2" depot.
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It’s likely that the developer’s choice to title a new code branch “newvegas2” wasn’t made in jest. Not least of all because SteamDB also indicates a different, more current Fallout 4 repo named “beta2,” which Bethesda established on March 14. Its name seems to imply that the developer is merely appending a “2” to the name of every repository linked to Fallout 4’s next-gen upgrade.
Only two Bethesda games—Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim—have added Creation Club support. Although there is no proof that Starfield will launch with Bethesda’s Creation Club, this paid mod marketplace may be in the studio’s pipeline for its upcoming title.
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This recently discovered indication that New Vegas-themed mods would be included in the Fallout 4 next-gen upgrade reveals Bethesda is still highly conscious of the cult following for the 2010 title. The Elder Scrolls 6 will be the studio’s next project after Starfield, followed by Fallout 5.
As such, a full-fledged Fallout: New Vegas sequel seems unlikely to be in the studio’s plans for the foreseeable future. Given how Bethesda’s development cycles have gotten longer in recent years, the Fallout series may have to wait another ten years for a new mainstream game.