Every game player here must be familiar with the Fallout series. It is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games, created by Interplay Entertainment. This series is a spiritual successor to Wasteland, a 1988 game developed by Interplay Productions. The post-war culture of the 1950s United States influenced the artwork. It is based on technology and Nuclear annihilation. According to rumors, a sequel in the series will be released. Fallout 5 is going to happen, although it might take a while.
The Fallout series released in the following order.
In 1997, the series’ first ‘Fallout’ title came by Black Isle Studios. Beginning in the year 2161, here fallout takes place in post-apocalyptic Southern California. Further, the Vault Dweller is on the mission of recapturing a water chip in the Wasteland to replace with the one in their underground shelter home, Vault 13. Fallout’s atmosphere has an inspiration from post World war II United States. Also, the fear that the country was leading to a nuclear war.
Fallout’s sequel ‘Fallout 2’ released in its following year, 1998, with several improvements and additional features. Therefore, it led to addition of several other features such as an improved engine, ability to control non player characters and party members. Other than that, more pop culture jokes and parodies such as, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Monty Python were there. Taking place 80 years after Fallout, Fallout 2 revolves around the successor of Vault Dweller. The player tries to save their village, Arroyo, from famine and droughts. After saving, they must fight the remains of the pre-war United States government.
Additionally, two other games released after Fallout 2. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel 2001 and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel in 2004. Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is an action role-playing game. It has elements for the Playstation and Xbox.
Fallout 3 is the third sequel in the main series, released in 2008 by Bethesda Game Studios. The story starts 30 years after Fallout 2 and 200 years after the nuclear war. The story is based in Washington DC around the Vault Dweller of Vault 101. The character flees to the capital and tries to save their father. The game utilizes 3D graphics, a free roam gaming world and real time combat rather than 2D isometric graphics and turn based combat. It works well on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 using the Gamebryo engine.
Followed by Fallout 3, another game developed is Fallout: New Vegas by Bethesda Game Studios and was released in 2010. This game is not a direct sequel to Fallout series. The player assumes the role of a courier in the post-apocalyptic world of the Mojave Wasteland. Moreover, the game is based in Las Vegas.
Fallout 4 was released in 2015, by Bethesda Game Studios. It takes place in the year 2287, ten years after Fallout 3. Story starts when the bomb dropped. The player is the sole survival, takes shelter in Vault 111 and emerges 210 years later. The sole survivor goes on a mission to find their son who was lost in the Vault. The character’s voice is dubbed by Brian T. Delaney and Courtenay Taylor. Works best on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 as well as for Xbox. The game takes place in Boston, Massachusetts.
Fallout 76 released in November, 2018. It was the first online multiplayer game along with the option to play solo. It is the first multiplayer game in the franchise based in West Virginia, released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox and Playstation 4.
Fallout 5 Release Date
It’s been a while since people are waiting anxiously for Fallout 5. Fallout 4 left people quite satisfied. After that, the multiplayer Fallout 76 left people in awe. It is devoid of human NPC’s and traditional questing and everything that people love about the game. Since then, wild guesses have been made for Fallout 5. Therefore, there is not much news in terms of Fallout 5.
People have waited long enough between entries to the favorite post-apocalyptic series. Fallout 76 was released two years after Fallout 4 likewise, the same gap between Fallout 3 and New Vegas. It looks like we will be waiting a long time for Fallout 5. In fact, it is more likely that The Elder Scrolls 6 will release first.
If Fallout 5 is released in the same manner as Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, then the release date is somewhere in Fall 2020.
Next, comes the question if the Fallout 5 will be multiplayer or not. In 2015, series director Todd Howard said: “Believe it or not, every time we do a game we design a multiplayer mode just to see what we could do.” Fallout was initially a single player series until the release of Fallout 76. However, it did not impress the audience at all. So, we expect Fallout 5 to have more single player content.
Fallout 5 Single Player
The upcoming Bethesda game is online focused. Todd Howard was asked if all future Bethesda games would incorporate multiplayer and responded: “For those games, we want to keep them as single player. That’s what our focus is going to be.”
Todd Howard also added that some new social features and integrations will be there.
Fallout 5 Locations
People are making plenty of rumors about Fallout 5 locations. Although, there is no correct evidence. The most rumored locations that are currently buzzing around the internet include:
- New Orleans
- Outside America
In conclusion, all the information about fallout 5 is nothing but rumors. Still, there is no confirmed news from the production. We will get to know once it actually releases. Till then, fans can rely on prophecies and expectations.
According to the expected time, Fallout will release in 2020. The game is expecting to have new and additional features. Current features may also be changed.