Robert Edwin House, the visionary whose genius saved the Vegas Strip from nuclear annihilation was born on June 25, 2020, in Fallout universe and now became one of the rare reasons for Bethesda to mention New Vegas.
Bethesda has some weird tendency to not mention Fallout New Vegas anywhere and this has not escaped the fans' attention . The silent treatment New Vegas got spanned over the years even before Fallout 76 and it was never clear why this was the case.
Some speculated it was made by Obsidian and had better reception than titles made by Bethesda Game Studios, others thought it was due to the infamous 84 Metacritic rating that denied Obsidian's bonus. The truth is, we never got conclusive proof of what caused this apparent hate towards the title.
On June 25, 2020, we witnessed a miracle and we are not talking about House's birth, although it is connected. Bethesda actually posted this interesting fact that the possible leader of New Vegas that would earn money from both sides of the Hoover Dam conflict, Robert Edwin House was born on this very day.
The tweet itself is interesting because this is the first time Bethesda actually acknowledged Fallout New Vegas' existence in who knows how long. It is especially surprising because Fallout 76 is still a fresh wound for many Fallout fans who would love nothing more than to bash it by comparing it to one of the most beloved entries in the franchise.
One could think that Bethesda's shot callers saw the latest trend of cashing in on nostalgia with the likes of Resident Evil and Mafia remakes and hope FO3 and FONV get similar treatment, with this tweet being only the herald of things to come. While the theory might be far fetched, it's not a reason enough to stop a fan from hoping.