Fallout 5 which people from Bethesda Game Studios are working on. It’s been in development for a while, but all we know for now is that we’re actually working on it to some extent. There was no official reveal, no title given to the project, and very few leaks or rumors.
What we know is this Fallout 5 it will not be released until two other Bethesda projects are released first. That puts the potential release date in years, though hopefully we’ll hear more sooner rather than later.
Starfield is Bethesda’s first game to be released early Fallout 5and fortunately not far. Besides, we have Elder Scrolls 6 which we look forward to, but this game is even further ahead. Most likely, we won’t see each other Fallout 5 for many more years, depending on how these other projects develop.
While we wait for more news about Fallout 5, on this page you will find everything we know about the game so far. As more is revealed, we’ll add details here.
Fallout 5: get to the point
- What is this? The next installment of the Fallout series
- When can I play it? to be confirmed
- What console will it be on? Probably not a PlayStation
Fallout 5 release date and platform
Although there is currently no confirmed release date for Fallout 5there’s a lot of speculation. We’ve seen optimistic predictions, but given Bethesda’s focus is definitely on Starfield AND Elder Scrolls 6never mind that the game hasn’t even been revealed, we don’t expect it for a long time.
In the current situation, we expect Fallout 5the release date is set to be years later, which really extends the previous seven-year gap between them Fallout 3 (2008) and Fallout 4 (2015). Right now, 2025 or later seems more realistic.
It depends on how far Bethesda teams are in each game. However, given that in a November 2021 interview with IGN, Todd Howard said the studio has a “one-page Fallout 5– a broad overview of what they want it to be – we think it will be a while before we hear anything more.
Moreover, talking to IGN (opens in a new tab) in June 2022, Howard confirmed this Fallout 5 will be a Bethesda project After Elder Scrolls 6. Considering that this game is still in pre-production and is likely to launch in a few years, we imagine that we can wait a long time for the next Fallout.
Platforms for Fallout 5 hasn’t been confirmed, but we’ll likely see another Fallout for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. If we’re not looking at next-gen consoles at this point, that is. The PS5, however, is a different matter.
It’s understandable that Microsoft and Bethesda will make this an exclusive due to the former’s purchase of the latter. However, Xbox has said that exclusivity deals for new Bethesda games will be determined on a case-by-case basis, so it’s hard to be sure. At least we should expect Fallout 5 be an Xbox Game Pass title.
Given that a console’s life cycle is typically around seven years, it seems likely that we’ll see Fallout 5 releases for these systems prior to the introduction of the next, next generation of systems.
Fallout 5 location and setting: where can it be set?
If you’ve ever played a Fallout game, you know how much the American setting of nuclear-ravaged annihilation is loved. All Fallout games have been set in the US state, so it seems obvious that this aspect will not change. Fallout 3for example, he was embedded in Washington while Fallout 4 took place in Boston.
It’d be nice to see Fallout explore different parts of the world, but it might change the game too much and alienate longtime fans who particularly like the setting. You don’t have to look far to see fans discussing and fantasizing about where Fallout 5 will be held.
Here are the most rumored places we’ve heard about so far:
Rumors that the new Fallout game will be set in New Orleans arose after a trademark application forFallout New Orleans (opens in a new tab)was spotted online in 2016. In the end, this list yielded nothing more than five years later, but it could all be a clever bait and swap.
We’ve already visited swampy areas in Fallout, but a game set entirely in the deep south would certainly be an interesting approach.
This one is a bit more “out there” in terms of importance. The game in the Windy City is speculated only because the fans Fallout: New Vegas note that there is a tip about the Chicago Enclave facility.
Anywhere else in the world
There’s never been a Fallout game set outside of the US, so maybe Fallout 5 be the one to break this trend? Having a game set in Korea, China, Russia or elsewhere would be a great way to change the look of the entire map and locale. The new installment is a great opportunity to give the franchise a fresh aesthetic.
Fallout 5 multiplayer: will it have?
Multiplayer and online co-op
Every major Fallout game has been single-player only. Fans have probably always loved the idea of wandering around an apocalyptic wasteland with friends, but when they tried to do it with Fallout 76it didn’t work out too well.
Fallout 5 it would probably have been created purely as a single player experience considering how Fallout 76 the team is constantly updating and trying to improve the multiplayer experience on their online service. Given the turbulent history of the 76. Fallout 5 probably too much to suffer from a “bad” multiplayer experience. It looks like Bethesda might want to avoid it now.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be some social features. There may be a social system like we’ve seen in games like Dark souls AND Carried by bloodleaving messages for other players to give them tips (or troll), but that may not be appropriate in the world of Fallout.
Fallout 5 news and rumors
Fallout 5 comes after Elder Scrolls 6
In an interview with IGN (opens in a new tab)this was confirmed by Todd Howard Fallout 5 will be the next Bethesda project Elder Scrolls 6.
“Yeah, Elder Scrolls 6 is in pre-production and then we’ll be doing Fallout 5, so our roster is pretty full for a while,” Howard told the publication. “We also have a few other projects that we look at from time to time.”
Work has begun… sort of
Work started on Fallout 5 but don’t hold your breath to see it anytime soon. speak to IGN (opens in a new tab) in November 2021, for the upcoming release The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Anniversary EditionBethesda Studio Director Todd Howard revealed that a “one-page” design document was already available for Fallout 5being a very early blueprint for what the studio had planned for the game.
Being a “one-page document”, the design document is a high-level outline and therefore not much to share. WITH Starfield AND Elder Scrolls 6 both first, it will be a while before we hear more Fallout 5.
As for whether Obsidian – the studio that did development in the Xbox 360 era Fallout: New Vegas— may have had some involvement, Howard said, “We worked with other people from time to time. I can’t tell what will happen… If I could wave my hand and have [Fallout 5] you know, I’d love to find a way to speed up what we’re doing, but I can’t really say or commit to anything today that will happen when outside of our term of office Starfield Then Elder Scrolls 6“.
Fallout 5 new engine
Bethesda has confirmed that it has updated its engine that it previously used The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim and even Fallout 4. As we all know, the engine used in these games, the Creation Engine, was at best… insane. It was full of many animation issues and there was something wrong with all the character designs and movements.
According to Bethesda, this new engine, simply named Creation Engine 2, is being used for development Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6. According to GameRadar (opens in a new tab)the new engine brings new renders, lighting, animations (hallelujah), landscape system and photogrammetry.
Todd Howard spoke about the engine after Microsoft’s 2021 merger announcement, saying “this led to our biggest engine overhaul since Oblivionwith all the new tech driving our first new brand in 25 years, Starfield, as well Elder Scrolls 6“.