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Leaker Adds Fuel To The Fallout: New Vegas 2 Rumors

The "Fallout: New Vegas 2" rumor mill is churning once again, this time with some bittersweet yet promising intel about the sequel fans have wanted for a while.

The original "Fallout: New Vegas" remainsĀ popular with both critics and fans. Ever since it was released in 2010, "Fallout: New Vegas" offered gamers a satisfying post-apocalyptic version of Las Vegas they can battle through to achieve victory. Reimagined yet familiar locations like the Hoover Dam, Vegas Strip, and Mojave Wasteland give the game some extra creepy charm, and fans are dying for more.

Though a leaker shared some speculations in Jan. 2021 that the sequel to "Fallout: New Vegas" is confirmed for sometime later this decade, fans haven't gotten much credible info since then. However, the passing time since the original release combined with Microsoft's big business moves has only grown fans' dreams of "Fallout: New Vegas 2." In addition to its high-profile acquisition of Activision Blizzard this year, Microsoft previously purchased two of the biggest companies involved in "Fallout: New Vegas." 2020 saw the purchase of ZeniMax Media, which includes "Fallout" developer Bethesda. On top of that, 2018 was the year Microsoft brought both Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment into the fold, two companies also involved with the "Fallout" games.

As the pieces have come together behind the scenes and years of suspense have built up, news from another journalist has "Fallout: New Vegas 2" hopefuls jumping for joy.

Microsoft has shown "a lot of interest" in creating Fallout: New Vegas 2

According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb (via VGC), there's reason to believe "Fallout: New Vegas 2" will be released...eventually. In his words, "people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are 'Obsidian' and 'New Vegas 2.'" He also added that "this is very early" and "we're talking years and years away."

While it's exciting for fans to know that "Fallout: New Vegas 2" is a serious possibility, Grubb's news is still shy of an official confirmation. If Grubb is correct, it's also a bummer for fans to know it could take years more of patience before they get what they've been waiting for. Despite that discouraging piece of info, Grubb's intel was still quite positive and confident regarding the likelihood of a sequel. As he shared, "There's at least an interest and conversations happening about making something like that actually a reality....a lot of people at Microsoft think that this could work."

Though "Fallout: New Vegas 2" might feel distant now, gamers now have reason to revisit some of the best "Fallout" games that have come before it.