Fallout 4 is already one of the most successful games of the year, a frontrunner for Game of the Year that most of us can’t seem to put down. Although the PC modding community will continue to expand upon what Bethesda has created in the coming months and years, we’re already starting to think about what could be accomplished with the next game in the series. As great as Fallout 4 is, there is still considerable room for improvement. While we won’t see a new game in the series for at least a few years — it’s a pretty safe bet that Bethesda will make an Elder Scrolls VI before returning to Fallout — these are the things we most want to see the developer do with Fallout 5.
10. A New Location (Duh)
The Fallout series is closely tied with the United States, what with its retro futurist aesthetic that evokes nostalgia for 1950s American culture. That being said, there really aren’t very many locations left to use for a future Fallout. The series has already featured Southern California, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and Boston, which begs the question — where should Fallout 5 be set? Florida could make for a great location to mine, especially if it means we get to see Fallout’s version of Disney World, but Bethesda could also return to California and center the game around Los Angeles or San Francisco. New York would be an obvious choice, but it’s been featured so frequently in other games that it should probably be left alone unless Bethesda can do something really interesting with it. They could even push the boundaries of the series further and feature an international setting such as Japan, China, or Russia. The post apocalyptic world of the Fallout series is so well-realized, it would be a shame to not get to see how other superpowers endured the “Great War” of 2077.