Is an announcement due soon?
Fallout 3 is one of the most amazing current generation experiences from the talented team at Bethesda Game Studios. And if recent reports are anything to go by, then they must be working on Fallout 4, the sequel to the 2008 critical and commercial hit Fallout 3.
A few weeks back, Bethesda stated that they will be creating more vibes in 2013 compared to what they did in 2012. So far they have announced some solid games like The Evil Within and Wolfenstein: The New Order. But both of these games are published by Bethesda. They can’t create vibes by simply publishing games which indirectly means that their game studio is up to something and if rumors are to be believed it is Fallout 4.
There is a lot of data to back up this Fallout 4 claim. Last year Bethesda opened up a job listing for a next generation Console Programmer. The post wants the candidate to have an expertise in creating optimized games for the PS3 and the Xbox 360 as well as knowledge of DX 11. Now this may indicate that they might be simply hiring for The Evil Within or the new Wolfenstein but we have another report from earlier this year which makes things a bit interesting.
A voice actor from Fallout 3 tweeted that there may be a new Fallout incoming. To top that he also claimed that he had been given permission to tease the fans. Interesting, heh?
Another hint came via news aggregate site Reddit where one of it’s user claimed that the next Fallout will be set in Boston. Of course we should take this information with a grain of salt as we have been proven wrong in the past regarding the same (read here).
E3 by far, is the biggest gaming show on the planet and what better place for Bethesda to make some noise. All the rumors above (especially the first two) are a pretty strong indication that a new Fallout game is in active development. However they do not directly hint towards an E3 reveal but Bethesda won’t get a better stage than the E3 convention center to showcase it’s next post apocalypse adventure.
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