We’ve been hearing rumours, whispers and straight out lies about the impending arrival of a sequel to Fallout. Most of the hubbub began with a teaser website and its resultant Augmented Reality Game that had rabid Fallout Fans poking for clues all over the internet. that turned out to be a fan-made bit of fakery. So when will be hearing news of a new Fallout? Not for a while yet, according to Bethesda’s Todd Howard.
Speaking to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Howard spoke about the hoaxes, and about the possibility of an announcement in the near future.
“The ARG was very, very well done,” Howard said. “It’s a testament to our fans. And they’re doing that stuff and making mods. The stuff they do, we often look at and go, ‘Well, why don’t we just do that? That’s really great.’”
surely they must be working on it, and there’s an announcement coming soon though, right?
“We don’t [have a timeframe for our next game announcement],” he said, “but I think it’s gonna be a while.”
“We’ve gotten fairly used to all the questions and curiosity over the years. Everyone wants information. Right now, we’re just trying to figure out which of our ideas are going to stick and finding an appropriate time to talk about it.”
Sounds like smoke and mirrors to get everybody off the scent, if you ask me. I completely expect (hope, more like it) that we’ll hear something on Fallout 4 at E3 this year. A next-gen Fallout 4 would do very nicely.
Last Updated: February 19, 2014