It may seem far-fetched enough, especially considering that Bethesda is already working on The Elder Scrolls Online with Zenimax Online Studios, but the pieces seem to fit more or less. The question is: Is Bethesda really going to have Fallout 4, or the next game in the franchise, be an MMO?
Consider this: Bethesda wrapped up development for Skyrim with the final DLC, after which they revealed they would be moving on to a new project. Also, Bethesda purchased the full rights for a Fallout MMO from Interplay in 2012. Wouldn’t it make sense around that time to begin development for the same? And for that matter, it fits with Bethesda’s Pete Hines constantly stating that the project would take time.
It could very well be an MMO, but considering that The Elder Scrolls Online is in development and heading to consoles, does it make sense to have two MMOs? We’ll find out in the coming months – maybe even years – but would you prefer this to a true single-player sequel? Let us know in the comments below.