Fallout 5 Has Been Confirmed By Bethesda

Fallout 5 is coming after The Elder Scrolls 6, as confirmed by Bethesda’s Todd Howard. However, we’ll be in for a long wait indeed.

Howard was talking to IGN when confirming that Fallout 5 will arrive after The Elder Scrolls 6, whenever that may be. The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced four years ago and other than its announcement trailer, we know practically nothing about the upcoming RPG.

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We knew Fallout 5 was coming

Back in November 2021, Todd Howard also hinted to IGN that the next Fallout is in Bethesda’s plans, however, at that stage it is just a mere concept. That being said, earlier this year it was reported that the next Fallout game could in fact be New Vegas 2 and discussions are taking place between Microsoft and Bethesda.

However, Howard has now given us an inkling as to when Fallout 5 might arrive. Sure, we might not have an official release window, but at least we kind of have an idea of Bethesda’s release schedule.

When will Fallout 5 be released?

On the topic of Fallout 5, Howard recently told IGN: “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.

Well, that’s the big question. As I mentioned earlier, The Elder Scrolls 6 was announced four years ago in 2018. Yes, it’s really been that long. Furthermore, last year a leaker by the name of Tyler McVicker claimed that The Elder Scrolls 6 won’t release until 2026 or even 2027!

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It’s all rumours, at the moment

Obviously, at this time, it’s pure hearsay as to when The Elder Scrolls 6 may or may not release. With that in mind, we must take all rumours with a pinch of salt until proven otherwise.

However, let’s say, best case scenario The Elder Scrolls 6 releases in 2024, it would likely mean that Fallout 5 could follow two or three years later if we’re lucky. Either way, I’d say we could be looking at Fallout 5 releasing at the latter end of the 2020s. But, that is pure speculation on my part.

When do you think The Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5 will be confirmed to be released? Let’s gossip across our social media channels.

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