We haven’t heard anything about Fallout 4 for some time from Bethesda. But then Pete Hines did tell fans “not to even ask us about the game or questions how far in development the game is”. If you cannot get news from the developer, where can you get it from?
IGN gave fans news when they posted a blog post that had the title “Can Bethesda Make Fallout 4 the Best Game Of The Next Generation?” Fans have said that there is no doubt that they will do. But it was one line that got fans the most excited. This was a statement that said:
“First things first, I know that Fallout 4 is currently in active development at Bethesda.”
While this was great news, it does have you wondering if maybe they know something that no one else does. It is possible as they are in bed with some of the big studios out there.
But we also heard something else about Fallout 4.
This came from a level designer who had worked on Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas. He said:
“We actually were kicking around some ideas after New Vegas for cool locations for the next Fallout. One of our designers Nathanial Chapman mentioned it’d be really cool to do a Fallout New Orleans. Have an entire city that had like a dam structure and lots of factions and tensions fighting in that city. And then our lead programmer on New Vegas, Frank Kowalkowski, he really wanted to do a Fallout that is set in San Francisco,” Avellone said. “In terms of stuff on the East Coast, there was this really brief mention of this region called the Erie Stretch in the Fallout 3 DLC [The Pit]. And I am really curious to see if they’ll bring that region back in future Fallout installments because it seemed like a really intriguing location to explore.”
Fans then waited for Gamescon as there was a rumour that Bethesda may talk about Fallout 4 there and perhaps show us a teaser, but this didn’t happen.