Fallout 5: What We Know So Far

Decoding the vault: analysing Fallout 5's development and potential

By Varagan77, Posted 06 Apr 2024

Fallout fans, rejoice! While we eagerly await the next instalment of Bethesda's iconic RPG series, Fallout 5, details are still shrouded in mystery. Let's dive into what we know and what we can speculate about the game.

The release of Fallout 5 remains elusive. Following Bethesda's confirmation of their release schedule, with Starfield in 2023 and The Elder Scrolls VI likely in 2026, Fallout 5 appears to be a distant dream. Bethesda tends to prefer shorter announcement-to-release windows, as seen with Fallout 4's six-month gap. However, with no official announcement yet, we could be in for a long wait.

With Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda, speculation runs rife on Fallout 5's platform exclusivity. While previous titles graced PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, Fallout 5's fate is uncertain. Microsoft's recent shift in release strategy leaves room for multi-platform releases, but Fallout 5's release timing could impact its platform availability, possibly skipping current-gen consoles altogether.


While Bethesda has remained tight-lipped about Fallout 5's story, Todd Howard's involvement with both the game and the Prime Video series hints at unique narratives. Howard's caution to the showrunners about overlapping themes suggests Fallout 5 will explore fresh territory, avoiding retreading the TV series' ground. The possibilities are endless, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the wasteland's next chapter.

Expect Bethesda Game Studios to helm Fallout 5's development, spearheaded by industry legend Todd Howard. While Howard's exact role remains uncertain, his commitment to game development suggests continued involvement. Obsidian's potential participation, fuelled by Microsoft's ownership, adds another layer of intrigue. Whether they'll develop Fallout 5, or a separate project remains uncertain but tantalizing.

The legacy of Fallout 76 looms large over Fallout 5's development. Despite a rocky launch, Bethesda's dedication to improving the game paints a hopeful picture for future online elements. Whether Fallout 5 will incorporate multiplayer features or opt for a more traditional single-player experience remains to be seen. Nevertheless, lessons learned from Fallout 76 are sure to influence Fallout 5's design, promising a more refined experience for players.

In conclusion, while Fallout 5's release may be years away, the anticipation continues to build within the gaming community. With Bethesda's track record of crafting immersive worlds and engaging narratives, Fallout 5 holds the promise of delivering another unforgettable journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland. As details slowly emerge, fans eagerly await the day they can venture into the unknown depths of Fallout 5's world.

JW Kotze
Editor, NoobFeed

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Fallout 4


Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Bethesda Game Studios
Developer(s): Bethesda Softworks
Genres: Action role-playing
Themes: Post-apocalyptic
Release Date: 2015-11-10

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