Fallout: New Vegas is a game many Fallout fans name as their favorite in the series. Bethesda let another developer, Osidian, create the game during a long gap between mainline Fallout games, and the endeavor paid off. Now, though, Bethesda is reluctant to give control of its games to other studios.
Todd Howard spoke on the subject during a recent interview with The Guardian, where he revealed that Bethesda has no plans to outsource any future games.
“I wouldn’t say never,” Howard said. “[But] now that our company is so big, it’s always better to keep stuff internal… it becomes less likely, but I could never say never. I thought the Obsidian guys did a fabulous job.”
That news comes as a disappointment to the fans who regard New Vegas as the best Fallout game, though it’s not much of a surprise. Bethesda has kept the most recent big Fallout games all in-house.
Howard also declined to remaster older games in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, saying he preferred the older versions.
“I’m happy that you can play Morrowind now on an Xbox One, as it’s backwards compatible,” Howard said. “I’m really happy that Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and others make it easier for people to play [older games] as they were played at the time. I actually prefer that over remasters. I’d rather you play Morrowind the way it was… I think age is part of its identity.”
With that, it’s unlikely we’ll get a modern remaster of Fallout: New Vegas or any other games of that era, either.
Currently, Bethesda is working on bringing Fallout 76 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. This next game in the Fallout series launches on November 14th.
Source: The Guardian