The Fallout Will Continue
But in the meantime we’ll all have to wait in our vaults to protect us from the radiation affecting the lands above, if only. Bethesda’s Todd Howard recently had a chat with Nathan Grayson over on RockPaperShotgun about the whole fake ARGs and the rumours surrounding development and a release schedule.
“The ARG was very, very well done,” he chuckled. “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.’”
I’d bet now we’ll never be too sure if they’re teasing us or if it could be another hoax from this point forward...but we’ll see! In the meantime, there was one other important question asked about when to expect the release of Fallout 4, the response was rather vague, but to the point:
“We don’t [have a timeframe for our next game announcement],” he said. “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.”
Even though there has been some evidence of voice casting going on behind the scenes, it looks like it could be a couple of years before we really know what is going to happen in the fallout universe. But in the meantime, what about the likes of the state of affairs with the PC fan base? Recently it was announced that 20 million copies of Skyrim was sold, and according to Howard, a large chunk was thanks to modding capabilities:
“PC is resurgent. Skyrim did better than we’ve ever done on PC by a large, large number. And that’s where the mods are. That feeds the game for a long time. And it’s exciting that the new consoles are very PC-like. That opens up avenues for us going forward to do things that we’ve wanted to do in the past. There are kind of random ideas we’re working on right now, and it’s like, ‘Wow, I think there’s potential here to do some really cool stuff.’”
You could read that in 2 ways, the same focus they’ve always had for releasing stuff for multiplatforms, or they may be looking to expand upon the horizon for PC, and possibly next gen consoles in the same venue. Either way we’ll see, but in for now we know they have their plate full with that big online game called Elder Scrolls Online.