Todd Howard assures that the Fallout series will take place in the same universe as the games and that, in fact, there will be references, although the story will be completely independent.
Todd Howard, CEO of Bethesda and executive producer of the Fallout adaptation that will hit the small screen with Amazon Prime Video, comments in a recent intervention on Lex Fridman’s podcast that the series “will not take the story of any video game “ of the saga, so we can deduce that it will have a plot with completely new characters, although it will take place in the same world. Roughly speaking, Howard confirms that there will be hidden references and Easter eggs for lovers of the post-apocalyptic saga, although the series is being produced with the idea that everyone can understand it.
“Let’s tell a story here that fits in the world that we have built, doesn’t break any of the rules, can reference things in the games, but isn’t a retelling of the games, “ Howard explains. “[It] exists in the same world but is its own unique thing, so it adds to it. While also, people who haven’t played the games, who can’t experience how crazy cool Fallout is, can watch the series. When people wanted to make a movie they wanted to tell the story of Fallout 3 or tell the story of Fallout 4, and it was meh. For this it was, ‘hey let’s do something that exists within the world of Fallout ,” he adds.