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Todd Howard made sure the Fallout TV series didn’t include Fallout 5 ideas

"I think we made Fallout 6" [pause for laughter]

Last week saw the exciting new trailer for the upcoming Fallout show. While the adaptation is going to be telling its own story, you may be wondering whether it might touch on Fallout 5‘s possible narrative, even accidentally. However, Todd Howard has made sure that hasn’t happened.

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In a recent interview with Den of Geek (as spotted by VGC), the show’s executive producer Jonathan Nolan clarified whether the TV series is, to some extent, Fallout 5. Nolan says a conversation between him and Todd discussed the idea of the show being a part of the overall Fallout universe, rather than being a retelling of one of the game’s stories.

Todd Howard then said he made sure the showrunners didn’t do certain things. He said he told the crew, “don’t do this, because we’re going to do that in Fallout 5.” There’s even a joke about how the adaptation is almost like Fallout 6. But the consensus is that the show is its own story and doesn’t tread on anything that’s come before or after it in terms of arc.

Speaking of Fallout 5

When Bethesda confirmed the next Fallout game was currently being worked on, I think it’s safe to assume people thought it was too early to make such an announcement. Starfield was still very much in development at the time, and we still have absolutely no idea what’s going on with The Elder Scrolls 6 since that 2018 E3 tease.

In short: don’t expect Todd to start giving away too much about F5 or TES6 anytime soon. I think he’s still coasting on the (ahem) success of Starfield, but hopefully, the studio is making some headway on the new projects.

In the meantime, Fallout will be airing on April 11 via Amazon Prime Video.


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