Expecting Fallout 4? That’s ‘unrealistic’

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Its a new year, which means new games, new tech and fresh rumours. One such rumour is that Fallout 4 happened to be at E3 last week, but judging by Geoff’s lack of radiation burns after his trip to the Bethesda booth, I have high doubts about that. And Bethesda’s Pete Hines has just locked in a 95% kill chance on that juicy little tidbit.

"[Fans] have been clammering for a Fallout game for a long time now,” Hines said to Polygon.

What people need to understand — whether it is Bethesda Game Studios, Arkane or anybody — expecting information like that in any short period of time after they moved off one project to the other is really unrealistic.

We are not into annual franchises, just trying to spin out a version of our game year, after year, after year,like we have never done that, I don’t see that it is something that we are doing anytime soon.

But that doesn’t mean that we are going to take our time and wait six or seven years in between a game that a studio puts out. But these are big games that take a long time and folks need to understand that we have a very certain way of going about things.

I still think that Fallout 3 is one of the standout games that best captured the spirit of this generation of gaming. From the moment you first set foot into the irradiated world of a devastated future Earth, to the combat system and character choices available, Fallout set quite a few benchmarks.

And if Bethesda wants to take their time crafting a fourth game, then I’m more than happy to wait. It’ll get here eventually after all.

Last Updated: June 21, 2013

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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