A new Fallout 4 Steam update includes mention of a “New Vegas 2,” but it’s then quickly changed and removed, as Bethesda’s RPG heads toward the release of its next next-gen version, and we are considering the possibility of a Fallout 5 release date. With Starfield also just around the corner and the developers at Obsidian giving their unofficial blessing to a Fallout New Vegas remake, we understandably wonder what’s going on in the post-apocalyptic scorched earth.

On March 22, an update to the Fallout 4 Steam backend added a variety of file repositories, all with the same designation: “beta2”. On April 4, several more deposits were added, this name has the extremely tempting name “newvegas2”.

Sin embargo, en las últimas horas del 5 de abril, estos archivos eliminaron rapidamente: es como si Bethesda, o potencialmente algún otro interés con control sobre el archivo Steam de Fallout 4, hubiera llegado, asintió y guiñó un ojo, y luego desapareció again. . You can see the files for yourself, captured by SteamDB, in the image below:

Now, in February, Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, two developers at Obsidian, creators of Fallout New Vegas, said a remaster of the 2010 game would be “incredible.” With New Vegas holding a special place in the hearts of Fallout fans thanks to its hugely open story and customizable playstyles, anyone remotely connected to FNV seems like an obvious banker.

However, there are other more likely explanations for the appearance of “newvegas2” on Steam. First, this could just be a joke or a trick by Bethesda to increase the hype for Fallout 4’s pending next-gen update, which is slated to arrive later in 2023. Second, and a bit more hopefully, it could indicate the inclusion of some additional Fallout New Vegas themed DLC or additional items coming to Fallout 4 in the near future.

The third possibility is that Bethesda is releasing a selection of Creation Club content, again with a New Vegas theme. And then there’s the fourth possibility: there really is a New Vegas sequel or remaster in the works, and it’s Bethesda using the Fallout 4 Steam archive as a sort of test bed. It sounds wild, but Steam’s sneaky mentions of “CS2” were the first signs of the now-confirmed Counter-Strike 2.

We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, the best Fallout 4 mods can help bring the 2015 sandbox game closer to a recreation of New Vegas. You might also want to try out some of the other top games like Fallout, or keep an eye out for the future with all the games coming in 2023.

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