April 15, 2024

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The press cycle for Amazon’s upcoming Fallout TV present is in full swing, and a facet impact is that we’re already getting some morsels of details about upcoming video games. Co-creator Jonathan Nolan lately claimed that the upcoming sequence was primarily “Fallout 5,” which set off some alarms for people for some cause.

“Our sequence sits in relation to the video games because the video games sit in relation to one another. It’s virtually like we’re Fallout 5. I don’t need to sound presumptuous, however it’s only a non-interactive model of it, proper?”

The quote made the rounds as avid gamers anxiously assumed that the present was in some way going to take the place of an official Fallout 5 recreation from Bethesda, despite the fact that the studio has already tacitly confirmed its existence and that it’s set to reach someday after the subsequent Elder Scrolls recreation, which suggests it’s nonetheless a few years off. If something, Fallout obsessives ought to maybe think about themselves fortunate to be getting something resembling a Fallout 5, because the present’s inevitably going to fill the hole between now and the distant launch of the subsequent precise recreation.

Nonetheless, Nolan has since tamped down the rumor mill, clarifying that the Fallout present isn’t the truth is changing the subsequent recreation, and is definitely steering nicely away from it. In a follow-up with Den Of Geek at SXSW 2024, Nolan confirmed that the present, which takes place a couple of decade after the newest chronological installment (Fallout 4, set in 2287) is completely its personal unique story that’s a minimum of partially knowledgeable by what recreation sequence’ director Todd Howard has informed him not to do. Why? As a result of “we’re going to do this in Fallout 5,” in response to Howard, who says he has shared particulars of Fallout 5’s eventual story with the present’s creators and successfully known as dibs.

With that flag firmly planted, co-showrunner Graham Wagner joked that they’d as a substitute made “Fallout 6.” The purpose, on the finish of the day, is that the very cool-looking present does sit someplace within the canon and chronology, however not at the price of any future video games that you just aren’t going to see for a decade anyway. So for now, settle in with the present and Fallout 76, which is supposedly in a higher place today.