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Fallout 4 in development after all

Fallout 4 in development after all

Fallout 4 was the subject of a fake trademark and an elaborately hoax of a teaser website.

Following on from trademark shenanigans and a fake countdown trailer, leaked documents from Bethesda have confirmed that Fallout 4 is in development.

The leaked documents, acquired by Kotaku, consist of several documents from a casting call for the project, which although does not include the word Fallout does include several references to the game's world, including the famous line 'War. War never changes' which has started the first three Fallout games.

The leak suggests that the game will be set in Boston, Massachusetts. This ties in with a rumour that went around last year that Bethesda employees had been in the Massachusetts area scouting out M.I.T for use in a new Fallout game.

Further tying things together, the leaked casting call documents refer to the project as 'The Institute', which is possibly a reference to M.I.T.

The possibility of a new Fallout game popped up in the gaming press last month when a trademark for Fallout 4 was spotted in Europe, but this was uncovered as a hoax, much like the fake Half Life 3 trademark debunked earlier this year.

The hope from the faked trademark was however followed by an elaborate countdown timer and hoaxed alternate reality game on the site TheSurvivor2299.

The first Fallout game was released in 1997, although many fans of the series joined it with Fallout 3 in 2008 once Bethesda had bought the rights from Interplay, owners of the series' initial developer Black Isle Studios.

Interplay initially retained the rights to a Fallout MMO which bubbled away for several years but eventually wound up cancelled and the rights to the Fallout MMO was sold to Bethesda in an out of court settlement for $2m.

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Panos 12th December 2013, 12:52 Quote
Bethesda take my money :D
Podge4 12th December 2013, 18:30 Quote
Fallout 1, 2 + Tactics are currently free on GoG's for another day

http://www.gog.com/news/free_games_fallout_fallout_2_and_fallout_tactics
PingCrosby 12th December 2013, 20:25 Quote
woohoo there is a god
Si_the-dude 12th December 2013, 20:27 Quote
AND it's set in Boston!? TAKE IT, TAKE IT ALL!!!

Unbelievably excited about this. I feel that as far as Bethesda's TMs go, Fallout > Elder Scrolls. I have much love for TES, but Fallout beats it hands down IMO :D
AlienwareAndy 13th December 2013, 11:48 Quote
Fookin FINALLY.
dolphie 14th December 2013, 19:44 Quote
I liked Fallout 3 because the main story was fun, although it was a bit short. I hope this one is a bit bigger and has better combat. The VATS thing kind of sucked in my opinion.
bdigital 14th December 2013, 19:49 Quote
An area I hope they tackle is improving the inventory system, and its ability to support multiple party members. Id love to be in full control of what clothing, armor, weapona etc everyone in my party is equipped with. Rather than just shoving it in their backpack.

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cps1974 15th December 2014, 14:42 Quote
shut up Bethesda and take my money... now!!
siliconfanatic 15th December 2014, 19:09 Quote
Yeah.... No.

My wallet's virginity is reserved for Half-Life 3.
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