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Fallout 4 being shown behind closed doors at E3?

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Rumours about the next numbered chapter in the post-apocalyptic, vault-punctuated Fallout series have been all over the internet since 2008, which makes the quarterly ones that crop up seem a little like the boy who cried wolf. With E3 right around the corner and the fact that Bethesda has – for the very first time – organised its own conference at the annual gaming industry extravaganza, those rumours are back.

Brought to you by renowned German site PCGames.de, this latest rumour says that while Bethesda won’t have Fallout 4 on the show floor at E3 this year, they will be showing a 20-30 minute demo of the game to journalists behind closed doors. They’re citing anonymous sources, making verifying this rather tricky.

If this is true (and I certainly hope it is), I’ll be harbouring some extreme jealousy for those who’ll be attending E3 this year. Fallout is one of my favourite franchises; starting all the way from Interplay’s iconic isometric RPGS to the newer, first-person shooter RPGS.

2012 rumours have suggested that this next one will take place on Boston.

“I’ve been hearing reports from people in the Boston area, where my fellow Fallout-obsessed brother lives, that Bethesda has been in the Boston area doing initial research for Fallout 4.”A random Redditor said back then “It’s highly speculative, but the main rumors surround Bethesda’s connection to “The Institute”, or what we call the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or M.I.T.”

That would be an interesting setting. In the established fallout lore, New England – or The Commonwealth – houses the “Institute,” which has perfected AI and is capable of building synths. Perhaps, in a sort of Blade-Runnery way, you’ll even be playing the game as an Adnroid, unware that you’re an AI. Hmm.

Last Updated: May 8, 2015

43 Comments

  1. Lord Chaos

    May 8, 2015 at 09:05

    YES, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!

    Support Bethesda, Fallout 4 is coming.

    Reply

  2. Admiral Chief

    May 8, 2015 at 09:06

    WHAT????????????

    Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 09:13

    I’d kinda like a prequel to Fallout one day. You start of before all the nukes fall taking part in the events that leads up to the bombings.

    Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      May 8, 2015 at 09:15

      Like an extended Fallout 3 DLC Operation: Anchorage?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 8, 2015 at 09:16

        Before Fallout 1

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 8, 2015 at 09:17

          That specific DLC has you in a simulation of Pre-War

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            May 8, 2015 at 09:18

            Ugh, too bad I don’t buy DLC much.

          • Matthew Holliday

            May 8, 2015 at 09:19

            came with the gotye.
            was also befor dlc was cool.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 8, 2015 at 09:21

            3 had awesome extras. In NV Dead Money was awesome and the rest were ok

    • Kensei Seraph

      May 8, 2015 at 09:15

      And depending how you play the game you either watch the trails in the sky and then see the explosions up close or hear about it on the radio followed by a sudden burst of static and then silence.

      Reply

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      May 8, 2015 at 09:15

      That would be pretty epic.

      Reply

  4. ReaperOfSquirrels

    May 8, 2015 at 09:16

    Winter is here… The fourth apocalypse is coming! 😛

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 8, 2015 at 09:16

      Rofl

      Reply

  5. Hammersteyn

    May 8, 2015 at 09:17

    Also I wonder what Harold is gonna look like in the fourth game

    Reply

  6. Greylingad

    May 8, 2015 at 09:18

    Hopefully I won’t make the same mistake with Fallout 4 than what I did with Fallout 3 and not adhere to the fast travel system, in fact it took me longer to finish Fallout 3 than what it did to finish Skyrim…

    Reply

    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      May 8, 2015 at 09:23

      I hardly used fast travel in either game, I like traveling from place to place.

      Also didn’t use a horse in Skyrim.

      Reply

      • Greylingad

        May 8, 2015 at 09:28

        Holy baby cheeses! I’m all for value for money in game time but, how long did it take you?

        Reply

        • ReaperOfSquirrels

          May 8, 2015 at 09:39

          I can’t remember how long I took on Fallout 3, but I’m pretty much a completionist… and put about 270 hours into Skyrim, 200 into New Vegas, 170 into Oblivion, etc. *

          Have to see and do everything!!!!

          Hell I put 83 hours into GTAV SP… twice.

          * These numbers are approximations from terrible memory

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          • Lord Chaos

            May 8, 2015 at 09:40

            Those look suspiciously like my stats.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 8, 2015 at 09:42

            Not surprising… a few of my friends have very similar time stats to me in games

          • Lord Chaos

            May 8, 2015 at 09:43

            I’m on my 4th play of GTAV. 1st on PC.
            Lost interest in Skyrim but try to play Fallout 3 or NV at least once a year.

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 8, 2015 at 09:45

            I’m busy on my 3rd play of GTAV, also my first on PC.

            It’s slow going thanks to not having much gaming time at the moment.

          • Greylingad

            May 8, 2015 at 09:45

            I’d love to buy some time from you, uhm, I have a five rand coin in my wallet somewhere, not to insinuate that time is cheap, but it’s all I can afford right now…

          • ReaperOfSquirrels

            May 8, 2015 at 09:57

            Hahahaha! I used to have a lot more time to play than I do now, but I still put a lot of time into games.

            My total Steam play time (across all games, since Jan 2014), is 441 hours… I played Fallout and Elder Scrolls pre-Steam… it does include 192 hours on Don Bradman 14 though. Then there’s time spent on Xbox360 too… which can’t be measured, but it’s possibly double my time on Steam thanks to GTAV, Lego games, Charlie Murder, Castle Crashers, etc.

    • Geoffrey Tim

      May 8, 2015 at 10:15

      I’m too old to not fast travel.

      Reply

      • Greylingad

        May 8, 2015 at 12:52

        Me too, I also have limited game time, so the more I can achieve in the shortest amount of time, the better!

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  7. RinceThis

    May 8, 2015 at 10:07

    Oh man. If this is true maybe there is a reason to be excited for gaming post Witcher III…

    Reply

  8. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 8, 2015 at 10:11

    Note to self. Call BT games and pre-pre-order the Biggest CE I can find … x4. 😛

    Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      May 8, 2015 at 10:13

      Sorry, already ordered them all

      Reply

  9. Kikmi

    May 8, 2015 at 10:34

    WOOT

    Reply

  10. The Illuminaartjie

    May 8, 2015 at 10:56

    I NEED NEW PANTS!

    Reply

  11. The Illuminaartjie

    May 8, 2015 at 11:04

    NEW PANTS ARE NEEDED!!!

    Reply

  12. Ocelotty1

    May 8, 2015 at 12:03

    Just to screw with us Bethesda is likely to make this another Godawful MMORPG – sure hope to hell that I’m seriously wrong

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      May 8, 2015 at 12:10

      you are not alone in that

      Reply

  13. Rock789

    May 8, 2015 at 12:37

    Make it so! PLEASE make it so!! **enters cryo-stasis – wake me up when Fallout 4 needs me**

    Reply

  14. Ghorbash The Iron Hand

    May 8, 2015 at 19:16

    They could not have picked a better place than Boston? California, Chicago, New York? Well Whatever its just a minor problem for me. I think a Fallout 4 will be great. That whole android thing sounds interesting as well and hope something is shown soon at E3 or a later date this year. Do be honest I was looking forward to an Elder Scrolls 6 but i also figured that after the success of Skyrim that they can hold off on that for a while because i still play that one. I figured that another Fallout would be announced before another Elder Scrolls. It seem accurate too meaning the Bethesda always separates there games usually five years so a Fallout 4 was a few years over do, I knew it had to be coming soon.

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  15. Ghost In The Rift

    May 8, 2015 at 21:45

    I don’t know why i could not enjoy Fallout 3, i mean i loved the great big world and RPG elements but the characters and protagonist was so dull that i just lost interest, hope they attend to that without spoiling the game for hardcore fans, but will keep my eye on it past E3.

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  16. Peter Pan

    May 11, 2015 at 08:46

    So, if this might happen, and it is demoed behind closed doors, I say we are looking at a mid to late 2016 release window maybe!?!?!?

    Reply

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