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Xbox Wants to Speed Up Fallout 5 Development, According to Rumor

According to a recent rumor, Microsoft wants to speed up the development of Fallout 5 and could even give the IP to another developer to achieve that.

Fallout is having a bit of a renaissance right now. The TV show proved to be a bit with Fallout fans and non-gamers alike, and the player bases of both Fallout 4 and surprisingly Fallout 76 have ballooned. It’s no surprise, then, that Microsoft is scrambling to figure out how best to capitalize on this success. According to one rumor, they may even be handling the development duties of the next Fallout game in order to get it out soon.

Microsoft Wants to Speed Up Fallout 5 Development

According to The Xbox Two Podcast, Microsoft is aware of the hype surrounding the Fallout franchise following the huge success of the show and the rising player base of both Fallout 4 and Fallout 76. Host Jez Corden has claimed that plans are in place to speed up Fallout 5’s development in order to get it to players within this decade.

According to Jez, Microsoft is “currently formulating plans on how to get the next fallout here for us, sooner rather than later.” In the same conversation, his co-host Rand asked, “Well, who would make the game? Certainly not Bethesda. It would have to be someone else.” To which Jez responded, “That’s what they’re talking about right now. […] I’m suggesting someone else is going to build Fallout 5.” You can see the conversation in the video below:

Of course, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt. After all, the source has not been verified. However, it is certainly possible, especially considering the hype surrounding the Fallout brand right now. It’s possible that after development on Avowed and Outer Worlds 2 is completed, Obsidian could be hired to produce a Fallout game in the same vein as Fallout: New Vegas utilizing the Starfield engine.

It remains to be seen, although the Fallout TV show did tease an upcoming Fallout announcement. So, who knows when we’ll find out? It could be sooner rather than later. What do you think? Will we get a Fallout game before 2030? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our Guide Hub for more Fallout content.

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