Without a doubt, Chris Avellone is one of the most well-known and respected figures in the gaming industry today thanks to his past work on such stellar role-playing games as Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Planescape: Torment, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, and Divinity: Original Sin 2. Now, the co-founder of Obsidian Entertainment has been making waves by potentially teasing that a new Fallout game could be on the way.
As seen in the image found directly below, Avellone updated the profile picture on his Facebook page with an image of the Fallout franchise’s mascot Vault Boy being hugged by a stick figure that is saying, “I missed you so much.” While the Obsidian Entertainment co-founder didn’t go so far as to explicitly state that he’s currently working on something connected to the post-apocalyptic RPG franchise, the picture certainly implies as much
For those unaware, Avellone is quite the busy man right now, as he’s currently attached to projects such as Pathfinder: Kingmaker, the System Shock reboot, as well as Bard’s Tale 4, so it’s quite possible that the Obsidian co-founder’s profile picture change isn’t intentionally implying that he’s working on a new Fallout game. Of course, Avellone could simply be working on a project that’s related to the franchise outside of the video game medium, as he’s previously written a comic book in the Fallout: New Vegas universe entitled All Roads.
Bearing all of this in mind, while the notion of a new Fallout game with Chris Avellone in the mix is an incredibly exciting notion, there’s not much else to go on other than his new Facebook profile picture. Yes, Obsidian Entertainment has continued to express that it “would love” to make a new game in the series, and Avellone could possibly take a break from his current gig at Larian Studios to return to his old stomping grounds at Obsidian to work on it, but without an official announcement or even a scrap of evidence, all that we can do at the moment is wait and speculate.
The most recent entry in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic RPG franchise is Fallout 4, which is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Chris Avellone – Facebook