It’s announcement-of-an-announcement season! Bethesda, the company behind several huge franchises, is teasing a new Fallout game, and as fans eagerly wait to see what it might be, they’ve spent hours watching a Twitch stream that shows nothing but a television and a Vault-Tec bobblehead.
Well, occasionally other things are happening. But it’s safe to say that fans aren’t tuning in to see people wander in and out of frame—they want to know what the next Fallout game will be. Based on Bethesda’s history of these teases, there’s a strong chance that it’ll be announced tomorrow morning, 24 hours after the teaser first went live.
Unfortunatley Obsidian, creators of the wonderful Fallout New Vegas have in their own way confirmed it is not them:
I’d have loved another Fallout game from Obsidian, they did a lot more with the Creation Engine than Bethesda did and generally made a better game out of it that was far, far closer to the original Fallout games.
Before finding out Obsidian were not involved: Hype level set to 10
Now: Hype level set to 4
I’ll hedge my bets:
- It’ll be another big DLC like Far Harbour (Fallout 3 got 5 bits of DLC, three of them fairly chunky)
- A new spin off or standalone done in-house that’ll play as well but feel as empty as Fallout 4