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Fallout Games See Huge Resurgence After TV Series Debut

Key Points:

  • Fallout 4 is currently one of the most popular games on Steam, with its concurrent player count surging
  • Fallout 76 and Fallout: New Vegas have also seen significant increases in their concurrent player bases
  • The recent debut of the Fallout TV series on Prime Video is believed to be the driving force behind this resurgence
  • Some Fallout fans have expressed concerns about potential lore conflicts between the TV show and the existing game storylines

Despite being nearly a decade old, Bethesda’s Fallout 4 is currently one of the top-performing games on Steam, showcasing a remarkable resurgence in player interest. This surge in popularity is not limited to Fallout 4 alone, as the broader Fallout franchise, including Fallout 76 and Fallout: New Vegas, have also witnessed a significant increase in concurrent player numbers.

Fallout Games Experiencing a Resurgence

Fallout_ New Vegas Trailer via IGN
Fallout_ New Vegas Trailer via IGN

As per EuroGamer, the data from SteamDB shows, Fallout 4 has seen its concurrent player count more than double in the wake of the Fallout TV series debut on Prime Video last week. The game’s concurrent peak was less than 25,000 players just a week ago, but has now surged to over 50,000 concurrent players.

The trend extends to other titles in the Fallout franchise as well. Fallout 76 has tripled its concurrent player base, from around 13,000 players to over 40,000. Fallout: New Vegas, the critically acclaimed entry developed by Obsidian Entertainment, has quadrupled its concurrent player count, going from just 7,000 players to over 30,000.

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Potential Lore Conflicts with the Fallout TV Series

Fallout 4 via GameSpot
Fallout 4 via GameSpot

While the renewed interest in the Fallout franchise is undoubtedly positive, some fans have expressed concerns about potential lore conflicts between the TV series and the established game narratives. In a recent episode, the show mentioned a plot point that some believe contradicts the timeline and events of the games.


Bethesda’s Assurance on Fallout TV Series Canon

Fallout - Official Trailer Via Prime Video
Fallout – Official Trailer Via Prime Video

Addressing these concerns, Bethesda’s director Todd Howard has previously stated that the Fallout TV series is canon and set after the events of the games released so far. This is an effort to ensure that the TV adaptation does not interfere with the existing Fallout lore.

READ MORE: Fallout TV Show Doesn’t Retcon Lore, Confirms New Vegas as Canon

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