Fallout: New Orleans, the follow up to Fallout 4, is still only a rumor. Last year, the Fallout 4 sequel was thought to have a follow-up on the way when, in mid-August, a trademark for a logo was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Beyond that, articles made their way online as the buzz continued and now it looks like the buzz is on the rise again with code name “Project Louisiana.”
Since August, another speculative possibility gave rise online for Fallout: New Orleans yet again. Bethesda has been quiet on this, and now an image meant to reveal Obsidian’s next game had been revealed.
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) January 18, 2017
The image possibly teasing Fallout: New Orleans is of a pipe and a wheat reed with a quote.
“I used to dream that when my god came back, he would forgive us. That’s the trouble with dreams. Sooner or later, we all have to wake up.”
The objects and the quote aren’t much of a hint if you think about it, unless Obsidian had chosen to be purposely vague with that image. There are other projects that they are working on as well and may just be teasing their Pillars of Eternity 2 game.
Later on, yet another image on Obsidian’s Twitter page popped up that likely debunked the first tease.
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) January 19, 2017
The “Leaden Key” references the Pillars of Eternity: The Leaden Key and mentions some secret organization that gives their loyalty to a goddess by the name of Woedica and other godly secrets. So there you have it, with the exception of a cross over between Fallout: New Orleans and that game, it would be far reaching to think that would ever happen.
But still what of this intellectual property that was filed last year? What will occur with the previously mentioned Fallout: New Orleans title? Some companies have been known to never use the titles they register, but with the Fallout series, one may wonder why would they throw it away. After all, this franchise has had a huge following.
— ???????????????????? (@BoosterKord) August 15, 2016
Obsidian Softworks’s Eric Fenstermaker has admitted as much.
“I’m always up for working on a Fallout. I think most of us generally are. Really fun property to work with,” he said, according to Tweak Town. “Project Louisiana” also has its place on the Obsidian message board where it makes a statement for members of the community to talk among yourselves.
“What? A Mystery? Speculation? Dreaming? Imagining? This is the place to test assumptions, gossip joyfully and speculate playfully about whatever Project Louisiana might be.”
YouTuber Roshank Redemption gave this thoughts on the matter. He even had a theory that Fallout: New Orleans will be released this year. From information he was already aware of, Roshank Redemption gave a theory in regards to how Bethesda schedules their games, concluding that Fallout 5 may happen around 2020.
“Bethesda obtained the rights to another to Fallout game after Fallout 4 which means Fallout 5 is probably coming out at some point. The thing is Fallout 5 is likely not going to drop until the 2020s and considering how busy Bethesda is with The Elder Scrolls 6 as well as Fallout 4 DLC I’d say we could have to wait even more than seven years to get Fallout 5.”
This gave the rumor of New Orleans comparable to Fallout 3’s follow-up, New Vegas, a game developed by Obsidian.
Also a developer by the name of Josh Sawyer, who works for Obsidian, had made his way to New Orleans himself some time ago, according to WDSU.
This could have been a Fallout: New Orleans false alarm, but it’s nice to buzz about the wasteland environment once again since Nuka-World has come and gone.
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