Fallout 4 at E3?

FalloutRecent unconfirmed rumors have sparked the suspicion that Bethesda’s presence at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) conference will mean the public announcement of the next game in the Fallout series. Rumors circulating the internet concerning the development of the much anticipated Fallout 4 have been highly scrutinized, with many examples turning out to be hoaxes, some of which were profoundly elaborate.

Among the hoaxes was  a website that has since been taken down and was entitled The Survivor 2299, featured highly wrought details such as a storyline and what was presented as an official contact phone number. The creator of the website came forward in earnest to answer questions on Reddit after Bethesda announced that they had no affiliation with the webpage.

Another of the debunked hoaxes was a page listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entitled Fallout: Shadows of Boston, which has since been taken down as well. The page claimed that the upcoming game was called Fallout: Shadows of Boston, set in the Massachusetts capital and featured the voice talents of Erik Dellums returning as Three-Dog.

An article published on Kotaku features documents that were ostensibly leaked from the development team of the currently in production game. The publishing journalist claims to have been lucky enough to be the recipient of official casting call documents from one of the Fallout 4 team. Like other Fallout 4 related rumors, this also insists on the Boston location, referencing a project called The Institute. The Institute, or Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as we know it in 2014, is said to be a major focal point of the next game. The Kotaku writer stresses the importance of acknowledging that scenes and details are often invented specifically for casting calls, and that the scenes described in the casting calls may not actually be present in the finished game.

Zenimax Studios, parent company to Maryland based Bethesda Softworks, filed for three patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “nuka cola,” the iconic beverage of the Fallout franchise. The patents “with intent to use,” meaning the production of apparel, computer software and electronic services “relating to computer games via the internet.” This could mean an influx of new Fallout themed hoodies, alarm clocks and mugs.  Perhaps the Fallout series will transition to a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) the way that The Elder Scrolls seems to have done The answers may be revealed if Fallout 4 ends up being at E3.

After the 2010 release of Fallout: New Vegas, fans of the post apocalyptic RPG series have been wanting more. Famous for its frustratingly pervasive glitches, New Vegas upset a large portion of the fanbase, eliciting comments like, “New Vegas is boring and slow, with few enemies and tedious, poorly envisioned quests. That is why I am playing Fallout 3,” said kingsiv on the message boards of GameFAQ.com.

Whether or not there is any truth inside this cornucopia of rumors remains to be seen, but it is clear that Fallout fans are eagerly awaiting any news about the release of another addition to the beloved series. Further unsubstantiated recent rumors within the last 24 hours on BGR and the Korean website, KDramaStars claim that the game of now mythic proportions could be announced and given a release date at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this June. Bethesda, publisher of Fallout 4, will be present at E3 and is listed as Booth #1837 on the roster of participants at this year’s expo.

By Faye Barton


12 Responses to "Fallout 4 at E3?"

  1. Olaf Brix (@OlafBrix)   May 12, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Oh yeah and making it an MMORPG would destory the franchise, in my opinion. ESO is already going down in popularity due to subscription fees which make the game extremely expensive for console users. Don’t mess with a perfect formula, keep Fallout offline, or only local as one other commenter already suggested

  2. Olaf Brix (@OlafBrix)   May 12, 2014 at 3:07 am

    @Max actually, there’s a high likelihood they will. Wolfenstein has already been announced, thouroughly previewed and has a release date set BEFORE the E3 (20th of May). So no Wolfenstein, I can guarantee you. Evil within has also been announced, previewed and release date has also been set (somewhere in June 2014). Therefore I actually have high hopes for a teaser trailer. Release will probably be far away though

  3. Max   May 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    I could bet my own house that Fallout wont be shown at E3 2014. Bethesda already has Wolfenstein and Evil Within competing for the spotlight and they wouldn’t throw a Fallout 4 teaser in to steel the glory from both the games. However i do expect it at next years.

  4. Tht1Gmr   May 10, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    We should stop listing Reddit as a source or saying it will be in Boston, as the guy who made up that rumor admitted he made it up. If it is actually in Boston, then it is a coincidence. Link: http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/16cgj0/pal_of_mine_works_in_public_relations_at_bethesda/c7va26r

  5. Kameron Lane   April 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Does this mean that it is fake? Or is it really happening at E3

  6. Joel   April 23, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I agree.. no coop please.. if you do, then make it local. not online.

  7. Ops31337 (@Ops31337)   April 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

    So what you’re saying is, you had nothing of value to say and posted other people’s old info to get some hits on your blog. How annoying.

  8. Heath   April 23, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Please…no multiplayer…they tarnished Elder Scrolls. If there is any kind of multi, go for a borderlands model. Don’t ruin Fallout too.

  9. Luca   April 23, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Another person wanting co op. Get out. No co op in fallout. Makes zero sense. Thr world adapts your play through and you are meant to have the alone feeling, co op will destroy that. No co op bethesda, period. I await the new addition to the family.

  10. Rusty   April 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I would give someones left nut for this game r

  11. Buddha Claus   April 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I love Bethesda’s games, but I really hope they update the combat system. It’s more apparent in the Elder Scrolls games, but it just always felt like it takes the intensity out of a fight. Critical hits should be based on accuracy, not chance or percentage, and the melee attacks never really felt like they were interacting with enemies. One character performs an action, the other performs a reaction, even if the first character never actually came in contact with the second. That being said, I’m still very much looking forward to it. I’m also hoping for some co-op features. That’s one major thing missing from Fallout games that would really add to the experience.

  12. pat   April 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm



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