Recently, a massive new mod was announced for Fallout 4. Fallout: London is coming sometime in the future, and takes the popular RPG across the pond to Europe for the first time. This new game is made by a team of modders, but is planned to be as large as a standalone game. It will include a new main character, new factions, and some changes to classic Fallout staples. The Fallout 4 London page mentions that there will be no Vault-Tec, but a British equivalent will exist. Same goes for FEV (Forced Evolutionary Virus) creatures like Super Mutants, Deathclaws and Centaurs.
Even if it is a mod and not a new game, it has the Fallout community buzzing. The Fallout games thus far have taken us to California, Oregon, Las Vegas, Boston, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. Where else could they go? Here are three exciting new locations that Fallout could go for a next installment.
Fallout 76 was the furthest south that the Fallout franchise has travelled. There are a ton of locations through the American south that would make for great locations. Texas could be a great location, expanding on some of the wild west atmosphere that Fallout: New Vegas had. The most intriguing option would be to head to New Orleans, Louisiana.
There’s no mention of New Orleans in Fallout lore, allowing developers to come up with brand new storylines. Being able to draw on the French Quarter, jazz, Mardi Gras and voodoo practices can add unique stylistic elements to gameplay and plot. A variety of settings would be present as well, allowing players to play deep in the heart of the city or out into the bayou or coastal regions. If that doesn’t sell you, I’ve got two words: Mutant. Alligators.
In Fallout lore, Alaska has a pretty prominent place. Before the great war, the Anchorage front line was a huge battlefield between the U.S. and China. The United States had put more defenses there to defend themselves from an invasion across the Bering Strait. Both countries fought for almost a decade in the Battle of Anchorage, which the U.S. won.
The Battle of Anchorage has been seen as an add-on to Fallout 3, but that was a military simulation of the battle that saw the first power armors being used. What has happened to the Alaskan area since then? Could there still be influence from the Chinese who invaded, or from the previously-annexed Canadians? Fallout hasn’t put us in a truly winter climate yet, which would give the game a unique feel. Plus who wouldn’t want to see mutant polar bears?
If a Fallout game decided to go properly international, there may be no better spot than Paris, France. There’s no real mention of France at all in the build up to or participation in the Great War. How has their society changed? The change of scenery to France could offer brand new experiences while keeping that same feel of pre-war nostalgia that makes Fallout great.
Think of all the locations to explore. The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre; all can be explored and reimagined in the post-apocalyptic world. If Fallout London is a success, it may signal to Bethesda that it is time to take Fallout across the pond.
Those are three options for where Fallout could go with their next game, but where do you want to see the next game explore? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @BingeCorner.