Even though Fallout 4 was released back in 2015, there's still no official word on the future of the franchise. Bethesda aren't a studio known for announcing anything before it's ready, and with all of Fallout 4's post-release content wrapped up, fans are preparing themselves for the series to go dark for a long, long time.
But just because we don't know anything officially doesn't mean we don't know anything about the new game at all, and the rumours I've dissected in a previous article seem to indicate a radical shift in direction going into the next entry in the acclaimed RPG franchise.
Based on what we know, it's clear that Bethesda are moving full steam ahead on new features such as VR, potentially building a new engine to run whatever Fallout 5 looks like, and are preparing to be even more focused on player-created mods in the future.
But that's just the start.
Of course not all rumours are true, and where the franchise does go from here is anybody's guess, but based on the drips and drabs of information I can put together about the next game, there are some amazing possibilities as to what Fallout 5 could emerge as.