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Will Bethesda bring Fallout 4 to GDC 2015?

As 2015 begins, we’re restarting last year’s frustratingly unanswered question – is this the year Bethesda is finally releasing Fallout 4? We’ve eagerly awaited the Fallout 3 and New Vegas sequel at most game conventions last year, hoping that Bethesda would drop the bomb at GDC, E3 or even Quakecon. None of these things happened, and in all honesty, they were unlikely to. The company was just too busy with several important projects, including Elder Scrolls Online, making the possibility of a Fallout 4 announcement slim.

However, with recent rumors about ESO going F2P (nothing confirmed yet, but there’s a good chance for it to happen), Bethesda will likely be looking for a solid revenue source. Now, the company is known to keep projects under wraps for long periods of time. It’s highly unlikely Fallout 4 will be released this year, and as sad as that sounds, we just have to deal with it. Best case scenario, we’ll get a short teaser or an official announcement that it’s actually being developed. We firmly believe the company is working on a Fallout sequel, and it’s going to reveal it this year, and Twitter activity seems to confirm that. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier mentioned some ambiguous hints about the game recently, spawning rumors that Bethesda will be releasing Fallout 4 this year. This is however unlikely, and Schreier’s tweets were no actual hints at a release date, just at the fact that he knows something others might not.

After last year’s rumor-mill creating high hopes (such as the rumor that Fallout 4 would play in Boston) amidst the series’ fans, it’s hard to take anything seriously anymore, unless it comes straight from Bethesda. Still, GDC 2015 is right around the corner (coming up in March), and E3 isn’t that far either. It’s quite possible we’ll be seeing a Fallout 4 hint, trailer or teaser, or simply an announcement, at either of these events. This year’s GDC promises to be an exciting one, with major developers and publishers already promising a strong presence, so we’ll have to wait and see what Bethesda comes up with to steal the spotlight. More Vault Dweller adventures? Here’s hoping!

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  • chevysmenda

    Another click-bait :C
    Good Job pointing out the obvious.

  • Jean-luc Marc Loiselle

    you bastards are getting tiring posting these obvious articles, your lucky i dont hunt you down

  • ValutDweller33

    Jesus, the amount of people complaining is too damn high. I really don’t see why this is clickbait? Have you read the REAL clickbait stuff, like that indian website that thinks Boston and Massachusetts are two different locations? These are reasonable arguments, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Bethesda reveal Fallout 4 at E3 this year, although I doubt it will show up at GDC. Here’s hoping though!

    Besides, it’s not like the title sound like an official announcement, what do you expect, everyone is just speculating at this point.

  • Alex

    First of all Bethesda Softworks is the publisher and Bethesda Game Studios is the developer they are not exactly synonymous. Bethesda Game Studios releases a new title every 3 years on average. We are now entering the fourth year in which nothing from that development studio has been released. Now this lag in time can be attributed to the required optimization of the new consoles, not, as this article suggests, because of ESO which has nothing to do with Bethesda Game Studios. We will see at the very least some sort of announcement about BGS’s new project this year, as waiting any longer than 2015 will raise many industry eyebrows as to whats wrong with the development studio. Who knows we may not even see a Fallout 4 announcement it could be Elder Scrolls VI. The point is an announcement will come this year it simply has to.

    • KevinK

      Granted, ESO wasn’t developed by Bethesda Game Studios, but saying Bethesda has nothing to do with it is a stretch. Bethesda, as a publisher, is actively involved in many processes, which might not be tied to development, but still take up considerable resources (marketing, distribution, server hosting, etc.)

      • Alex

        Bethesda Game Studios has nothing to do with a game that they didn’t develop. Zenimax Online Studios developed the game and would handle most of the work while Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of ESO, handles much of the marketing work. Why would another development studio handle anything another development studio does besides creative consulting? Your confusion about this is you fail to realize that Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks are two completely different entities. I was not saying Bethesda Softworks has nothing to do with ESO (they actually have a lot to do with it) I was simply stating Fallout 4’s future is determined essentially solely by the development studio not the publisher. If you want to find out more about Bethesda Softworks, because it is clear you are confused, I suggest you consult Wikipedia.

  • TheGamblingAddict

    Please. No more. My poor little hype train is all out of juice… :'(

  • Three Dog

    I have been waiting 5 years for Fallout 4 and i really hope it comes out this YEAR.