Bethesda’s Fallout franchise has remained surprisingly quiet for years since Fallout: New Vegas released in 2010. Despite the popularity of New Vegas and Fallout 3, Bethesda hasn’t rushed another entry in the franchise out the door (the screenshot above is from Fallout 3).
But it now finally looks like it’s time to revisit the post-apocalyptic wasteland as Bethesda is teasing Fallout…something.
Bethesda tweeted out a link to fallout.bethsoft.com, which shows an old fashioned countdown clock, ticking away to 10 a.m. ET tomorrow morning. Other than the URL, the source code also reveals a Fallout nod, as this text appears: “PA system failure has occured. Shutdown of the Masterbrain has been authorized and all sensitive materials have been removed for security purposes. Please attempt re-access. Have a pleasant day.”
Many have suspected a Fallout 4 announcement was imminent—or at least its many fans hoped—especially once Bethesda announced its own E3 press conference this year. Bethesda is already set to unveil a look at the upcoming Doom at the show, but with its first press conference all to itself at one of the year’s biggest events in gaming, it makes sense Bethesda would have more major titles to reveal.
So whatever tomorrow’s announcement may be (Fallout 4, Fallout: Online, The Elder Scrolls VI: Fallout), don’t expect to see too much before E3—though hopefully whatever is teased will be more substantial than the Doom teaser.
Bethesda’s press conference will be held on June 14.