Bethesda Is Teasing Something Fallout-Related
Remaster Fallout: New Vegas, you cowardsImages via Bethesda Games News Fallout
Once again, Bethesda is up to something. As a studio, Bethesda enjoys teasing their fans and is not afraid of announcing off-the-wall titles such as last year’s Prey and the recently announced Rage 2. In a Tuesday tweet, Bethesda now seems to be telling their fans to stand by as an announcement of something is presumably imminent. But what is that something?
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) May 29, 2018
Judging by the tweet doubling down on Fallout-themed iconography and the “please stand by” phrase that graces many a Fallout game’s loading screen, we can safely surmise that the announcement is Fallout-related. With Fallout’s most recent entry being Fallout 4 in 2015, it’s hard to imagine that a new mainline title is already done—especially since, judging by previous Bethesda release cycles, a new entry in the Elder Scrolls series should be next. Thus, this tease could be for a remaster of an older Fallout entry or the announcement of Fallout 4 being ported to the Nintendo Switch. Both possibilities seem feasible enough and aren’t that surprising, given how Bethesda has doubled down on their support of the Switch, and a remaster of an older Fallout game would assuredly make many fans happy.
The longshot possibility is that of a remake or a sequel to Fallout: New Vegas—an outlier in the franchise, as it was a spin-off title developed by Obsidian that featured some intriguing gameplay and system differences from its Bethesda-made brethren. For one, decisions really, like really, really mattered in Fallout: New Vegas—they could alter an entire play-through at the drop of a hat. The critical and player receptions of Fallout: New Vegas have come around in recent years, as more and more people have come to really love it. A sequel or a remake are both unlikely prospects, but they are very exciting ones, nevertheless.
Then again, it could just be a sequel to Fallout Shelter and this baiting could all be for naught. Bethesda started a mysterious live stream via Twitch; tune into it here.