Microsoft and Obsidian are reportedly in the early stages of discussing a possible Fallout: New Vegas 2
Something big may be happening over at Obsidian, now that they've been acquired by Xbox, at least, if you're willing to believe rumors. According to Jeff Grub, news writer at VentureBeat and leaker of game reveals, Xbox and Obsidian have been discussing the possibility of making a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas. Now that Xbox owns the Fallout IP, there's been talk of getting Obsidian to return to the franchise they helped create.
"This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2’, Grubb claimed. He added that Microsoft is keen on the idea and that, "there’s a lot of interest to make it happen." Nothing definitive has happened yet, however; according to Grubb, "there’s at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality." As for his legitimacy in reporting insider industry knowledge, Grubb has accurately leaked details such as the existence of Nintendo Direct streams before they were announced, predicted Pikmin 3 Deluxe, and revealed Mass Effect: Legendary Edition long before EA was going to announce it.
Fallout: New Vegas was a collaboration between Bethesda and Obsidian, with the former being the current owners of the franchise, and the latter being the remnants of Black Isle Studios, the team who developed the original Fallout games. New Vegas is one of the most well-received entries in the Fallout series, and is regarded as one of the best western RPGs of all time. Time will tell whether Microsoft and Obsidian will move forward with these talks.