The trademark was filed yesterday and could suggest a few different things. One, that Bethesda (with the aid of Obsidian perhaps) could be planning a follow-up to the widely successful Fallout 4, in the vain of a Fallout New Vegas. Or two (which is more likely) that Bethesda is just doing its trademark chores and locking down Fallout New Orleans for a future title. New Orleans seems like an obvious place for the series to one day visit. However, given Bethesda’s recent trend of really taking care of their IP and not flooding the market with it, it seems unlikely Bethesda would farm out another bride Fallout title.
Whatever the case, what is certain, is something Fallout related in New Orleans is an idea that has at the very least been thrown around at Bethesda.
Besides a setting of New York City + Upstate New York, I can’t think of a more interesting setting for a Fallout game other than maybe perhaps somewhere in Texas, Miami, or somewhere overseas.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.