Fallout is one of the most popular post-apocalyptic game series, and fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the next installment, Fallout 5. Although there has been no official announcement from Bethesda, the rumors and speculation surrounding Fallout 5 have been circulating for years, leaving fans wondering when the game will be released and what new features and gameplay it will offer.
This blog will explore the latest rumors and available information about Fallout 5, including its potential release date, storylines, gameplay, and other features. We will also look at what we can expect from the game based on previous installments and fan feedback.
Whether you’re a die-hard Fallout fan or just curious about the upcoming game, this blog will provide you with the latest information and insights into what could be one of the most highly anticipated video games of all time.
Fallout 5 Development
Todd Howard, director and executive producer of Fallout 5, stated in late 2021 that Bethesda has a “one-pager” for Fallout 5, but it’s still a long way off. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to get the rumor mill going, with fans of the franchise speculating about Fallout 5’s probable setting, story, and gameplay elements.
In a conversation with IGN during E3 2022, Howard said: “Yes, Elder Scrolls 6 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… [these games] 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.”
Fallout 5 Release Date & Platforms
Many fans predicted Fallout 5 to be released in the autumn of 2022. However, due to the recent pandemic issue unsettling several development firms and the fact that The Elder Scrolls 6 was supposed to come first, Fallout 5 is unlikely to be released anytime soon.
So, we believe Fallout 5 will be released within the next two to three years, most likely in late 2024 or early 2025.
Fallout 5 will very certainly only be released on Xbox One and PC. Microsoft recently acquired Bethesda, and the company intends to be the only console capable of providing Bethesda titles. Even Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI: Skyrim have been proposed as Xbox exclusives.
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Fallout 5 Possible Storyline And Settings
Single-player gameplay has always been emphasized in Fallout games. Todd Howard claims that they’ve included a multiplayer mode in every game they’ve created “just to see what we could do.” Having said that, we expect Fallout 5 to place a big emphasis on the single-player plot and activities.
Todd Howard has also indicated that they “want to keep [games] single-player.” To top it all off, there are rumors that the game will be constructed on a fresh new engine to eliminate the bugs that plagued past Fallout titles.
We have no exact information on the storyline of Fallout 5 but it won’t be surprising if the settings are similar to Fallout 4 or Fallout 76. Much of Fallout’s plot and lore will almost certainly resurface in future releases like Fallout 5, and there are a few essential details that should be carried over. It’s more than likely Fallout fans will see much of its story and lore appear in future releases like Fallout 5, and some key details should carry forward.
Fallout games are highly dependent on the location they are set in which is usually some state in the USA. Depending on the locations that are already done in the previous Fallout games and DLCs, we can guess the location.
1. New Orleans
Rumors of a Deep South addition to the series have been circulating since a trademark application for ‘Fallout New Orleans’ was filed with the EU Intellectual Property Office in 2016. We’ve already seen swampy regions in Fallout 3’s DLC, as well as Point Lookout and Far Harbour in Fallout 4, so take this rumor with a grain of salt.
We may have only spent a few minutes in the home of Al Capone and deep-dish pizza, but it may be a Fallout 5 locale. After all, ED-E hints at Enclave outposts in Chicago in New Vegas.
Alaska is another speculated location that has already appeared in the series. But that was just before the bombs of the Great War of 2077 were dropped. The first Fallout 3 DLC pack, Operation: Anchorage, is titled after the series’ alternate universe’s greatest battle: the liberation of Anchorage, Alaska from occupying Chinese troops. You travel back to 2076 via your Pip-Boy in the DLC, but it would be fantastic to see the aftermath of this legendary clash in Fallout 5.
Things We Would Like To See In Fallout 5
1. More Co-op Play, less Multiplayer
Fallout 76 has some positive aspects, but if it’s taught us anything, it’s that multiplayer isn’t always the best option. Fallout has always been a solid single-player offering, and with so many multiplayer games on the market, it’s difficult not to hope Fallout stays loyal to its roots.
We shouldn’t be too concerned because Howard has previously stated that it will most likely be single-player centered, but it would be fantastic to see co-op play featured alongside single-player like in Dark Souls 3.
2. Karma System
The Karma system has been a staple of the Fallout series since Fallout 1, however, it is one aspect that did not make it into Fallout 4. The karma system truly makes you feel as if your choices have an impact on the world around you.
If you go around murdering everyone, you’ll gain a bad reputation, and people will perceive and treat you differently as a result. It adds a greater level of immersion to the series’ RPG aspect and makes you think again about the decisions you make. Without Karma, it felt like every decision you made in Fallout 4 just changed how your allies perceived you, which felt a little incomplete.
3. More Dialogue Options
As the adage goes, “Variety is the spice of life,” so we’re all for more options in the next Fallout. As entertaining as the sarcastic option could be, the choice of only four alternatives to respond within Fallout 4 felt a little thin at times, and while a comparable amount of variety was provided in prior releases, it’d be nice to see the next title provide extra helping.
Having more options doesn’t harm anyone, and it will only add to the impression that you have control over how your character will be.
4. A New Setting
As intriguing as the Commonwealth was, we hope Fallout 5 continues the series’ tradition of bringing us to new settings. It’s always interesting to see a new place with Fallout’s retro-futuristic flair. From Washington DC in Fallout 3 to New Vegas in Fallout: New Vegas, and all the way up to Boston in Fallout 4, the prospect of exploring what a new locale has to offer makes the prospect of the next Fallout all the more appealing.
It will be some time before anything from Fallout 5 since Bethesda has Elder Scrolls on their list first. It will take another 2 years as the developers have hinted that they have started working on the game but are not in full swing and that it would be out soon.