Is Fallout: New Vegas getting a remake or remaster?

"Fallout: New Vegas" Launch Event Featuring Vampire Weekend - Inside
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With the incredible success of Prime Video's Fallout television series, fans have flocked back to the video games that inspired the show. Fallout 76, Fallout 4, and Fallout: New Vegas are among the games that have seen a boost in player count in recent weeks thanks to the series.

Of those three games though, Fallout: New Vegas is the oldest, having released all the way back in 2010.

Many fans consider Fallout: New Vegas to be one of the best games in the franchise, if not the best. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks, is a masterclass in role-playing video games done right. While it's true the game was buggy at launch, the characters, the writing, the quests, and all made it worth any glitches you may come across.

More than 10 years later, Fallout: New Vegas is being rediscovered by many -- especially those whose first experience with the franchise was Fallout 4 or Fallout 76. And while most would agree that even now, despite its age, it's still worthy of playing through, one can't help but wonder if there is any chance it will get a remaster or full-blown remake.

Will Fallout: New Vegas get a remaster or remake?

Despite being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Bethesda does own the rights to Fallout: New Vegas, so nothing is technically stopping them from remaking or remastering the game. But right now, both seem unlikely.

Bethesda has already confirmed that Elder Scrolls VI and Fallout 5 are in development. Not to mention, the studio is also delivering an expansion for Starfield. Given the scope of these projects, it's unlikely that Bethesda would find the bandwidth right now to work on a remake or remaster of a game that's nearly 15 years old.

Interestingly enough though, the European ratings board PEGI did add a rating for a PC version of Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition on February 29, 2024. What's odd is that an Ultimate Edition of New Vegas already exists; it was released back in 2012. Why it's getting a rating now is anyone's guess, but it may just be nothing more than a slightly updated version of the bundle that already exists.

The good news is that you can play Fallout: New Vegas on modern consoles. You'll need a subscription to PS Plus Premium to play it on PS5 and PS4, since the PS5 can't play PS3 games natively (you have to stream them); however, the game is much easier to play on Xbox and PC thanks to backward compatibility. Fallout: New Vegas is also included with Game Pass if you don't want to buy it for $9.99.