Bethesda has Fallout 5 plans, just not any time soon

According to Bethesda Game Studios’ head honcho Todd Howard, a coming of Fallot 5 it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”. Talking to IGN, the Todd expressed Bethesda’s plans regarding the post-nuclear shooter franchise. Since Fallout is pretty much hardwired into the studio’s DNA, Fallout 5 is bound to be launched at some point. It’s just that nobody really knows when that’ll be since everything about it basically fits on one piece of paper.

When I say “nobody knows”, what I actually meant to say was “it’ll take a fair amount of time”. Bethesda has other ongoing that have top priority. Projects like Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6, for example. Both of these games – The Elder Scrolls 6 in particular – aren’t even close to launching yet. Therefore, Howard’s claim that Fallout 5 won’t emerge from its vault before those games have, kinda gives us an general idea when it comes to an actual release window.

“I don’t see… Look, Fallout’s really part of our DNA here. We’ve worked with other people from time to time, I can’t say what’s going to happen. You know, we have a one-pager on Fallout 5, what we want to do.”

“Again, if I could wave my hand and have that out, [I would]. You know, I’d like to find a way to accelerate what we do, but I can’t really say today, or commit to anything, what’s going to happen when, other to say that our cadence is Starfield and then Elder Scrolls 6.”

Luckily, Toddster also acknowledges that waiting too long on a sequel isn’t exactly ideal, again referencing The Elder Scrolls 6. Fans of the franchise have been waiting for eons, playing every port of Skyrim in the meanwhile. I mean, seriously. Skyrim launched in 2011. If Bethesda plans to give Fallout a similar treatment, we’ll be splitting atoms until at least 2030 before we get to deal with Fallout 5. Ain’t nobody got time for that. So, better bring your A-game, Bethesda. You wouldn’t want your posse to go all nuclear on you, would you?