Fallout 5 is coming, Bethesda assures fans everywhere
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It may feel like a distant intangible dream but Fallout 5 is on the way, according to Bethesda head Todd Howard. That’s about the only assurance he could give us, acknowledging that he too wishes games “came out faster”.
Bethesda is busy supporting Starfield. Whether those PlayStation 5 port rumours prove to be true remains to be seen but what we do know is that the Shattered Space expansion is set to launch this year, plus Starfield should undergo some highly-requested quality-of-life changes including the addition of city maps. I’m imagining that Starfield will very much remain the key focus for much of 2024. When devs are ready to whittle down the support team to shift resources to the next project, that next project will be The Elder Scrolls VI. Fallout 5 will then come after that, which means we could be looking at close to a decade of waiting, if we’re being realistic.
Take a look at the original reveal trailer for The Elder Scrolls VI below.
Todd Howard previously confirmed Bethesda’s upcoming slate to IGN, stating, “Yes, Elder Scrolls VI 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."
Bethesda, like many other AAA studios, is known for its lengthy development periods - something Todd commented on: “They do take a while, I wish they came out faster, I really do, we’re trying as hard as we can, but we want them to be as best as they can be for everybody."
Touching upon Fallout 5’s story, he added, “Fallout's really part of our DNA here. We've worked with other [developers] from time to time – I can't say what's gonna happen. You know, we have a one-pager on Fallout 5, what we want to do." It’s not all doom and gloom for Fallout fans. Amazon’s TV adaptation is set to arrive in just a few months, plus Fallout 4’s new-gen update should finally land this year. That’s two nice treats to look ahead to.