In an exciting turn of events for video game enthusiasts, the renowned Fallout series is set to embark on a new journey, but not in the direction fans may have expected. Instead of the highly anticipated Fallout 5, Bethesda is collaborating with Wizards of the Coast to bring Fallout as an expansion for the popular tabletop card game, Magic: The Gathering.
The news was announced in a recent livestream by Wizards of the Coast, wherein the expansion was confirmed for a first-quarter release in 2024. This revelation is part of Magic: The Gathering’s Universes Beyond expansion, a thrilling series that brings alternate universes, including major franchises like Doctor Who and The Lord of the Rings, into the Magic universe.
While details regarding the content of the Fallout expansion remain scarce, fans can likely expect standard booster packs, promo boxes, and potentially unique cards that cater to the post-apocalyptic theme of the series. Other expansions announced alongside Fallout include popular franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Final Fantasy.
This collaboration represents a fresh direction for the Fallout series. Though fans have been eager for news regarding Fallout 5, this announcement might offer a welcome alternative. Todd Howard, a Bethesda executive, previously stated that Fallout 5 is planned for development only after the completion of The Elder Scrolls VI, which itself is set to be the next project after the release of Starfield later this year.
Fallout’s journey into the card game world is seen as an attempt to capture a new audience. While not the AAA game many were hoping for, the expansion may serve to keep fans engaged with the brand in a new and exciting way. Moreover, the existing Fallout titles continue to satisfy players with regular updates featuring new gameplay mods, quests, and expansions.
In related news, the Fallout TV show, another venture aiming to take the franchise beyond the confines of the video game sphere, continues to progress, looking promising for fans eagerly awaiting its release.
The collaboration between Fallout and Magic: The Gathering offers a promising new frontier for both franchises. While some may be disappointed with the delay of Fallout 5, this expansion represents a creative exploration of the series, hopefully engaging an entirely new audience in the process. The first quarter of 2024 is eagerly awaited by fans of both series, marking a significant milestone in the history of gaming and entertainment.
Source: Gaming Bible